Our wind farms
Hornsea Project One
This will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world. Once completed in 2020, it will produce enough energy to power over 1 million homes.
With a capacity of 1.2 gigawatts (GW), Hornsea Project One will be the world's first offshore wind farm to exceed 1 GW in capacity.
Located off the Yorkshire coast, Hornsea Project One will span a huge area of approximately 407 square kilometres, which is over five times the size of the city of Hull. The offshore wind farm will use 7 megawatt (MW) wind turbines, with each one 190 metres tall – larger than the Gherkin building in London.
Hornsea Project Two
Hornsea Project Two was granted consent by the Secretary of State for Energy on the 16th August 2016. The project will consist of up to 300 turbines and is located approximately 89km off the Yorkshire coast. When complete, it will be able to meet the electricity needs of up to 1.3 million homes per year, and bring low carbon power to the UK and the opportunity for economic growth in the Humber region.
The project will make an important contribution towards the UK goal for renewable electricity generation and to achieve the UK's energy security and carbon reduction objectives. Hornsea Project Two is the continuation of our strong commitment to the UK and further investment into the UK offshore wind pipeline.
On 11 September 2017, we were awarded a contract to build this wind farm, at the lowest-ever price (£57.5/MWh) for offshore wind in the UK.
Race BankThis wind farm could generate enough electricity to power over 500,000 UK homes annually. The project has a potential maximum capacity of 580MW and could also realise a potential annual carbon saving of over 830,000 tonnes of CO2.
This wind farm will power over 590,000 UK homes. Walney Extension is expected to be fully commissioned in 2018, at which time it will be the biggest offshore wind farm in the world, surpassing the 630MW London Array Offshore Wind Farm which was commissioned in 2014 by DONG Energy and its partners.