Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm
Hornsea 2, located in the North Sea next to its sister project Hornsea 1, generates enough green energy to power over 1.4 million UK homes. As the world’s largest offshore wind farm, it covers an area of 462 square kilometres (178 square miles).
Hornsea 2 became fully operational in August 2022 and is our 12th wind farm in the UK. It is operated and maintained from our East Coast Hub in Grimsby which supports a workforce of over 600 people.
The project covers an area of 462 square kilometres (178 square miles), equal to 31 times the size of Lake Windermere. The 165 Siemens Gamesa 8MW wind turbines deliver 20 percent more annual output than those used for Hornsea 1. One turbine rotation generates enough electricity to power a home for 24 hours.
Images of Hornsea 2
The East Coast Community Fund is linked to the Hornsea projects and Racebank offshore wind farm and has £465,000 available to local organisations each year. Since the fund was launched in 2016, over £2 million has been awarded to 204 projects in coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk.
Our funds are administered by independent grant-making charity GrantScape, with decision-making supported by local Advisory Groups made up of community specialists who benefit from a strong and deep understanding of the local community and environment.