Guinness World Records names Hornsea 2 the world’s largest offshore wind farm
It’s official, or at least Guinness World Records official: Hornsea 2 is the world’s largest offshore windfarm!
Our feat of engineering 89 km off the coast of Yorkshire has been officially recognised as the world record breaker it is.
Hornsea 2 has been certified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s “highest-capacity offshore wind farm” with 1.3 GW.
The 2024 edition of the famous book applauds the fact that at “maximum efficiency” Hornsea 2’s 165 turbines in the North Sea can generate enough green energy to power 1.4 million UK homes.
“Being named by the Guinness Book of World Records is recognition that we’re immensely proud of,” Duncan Clark, Head of UK and Ireland at Ørsted, “This fantastic achievement has come from years of hard work planning, building, and now maintaining Hornsea 2.”
This Herculean achievement did not come easy. Hornsea 2 was constructed during the global Covid-19 pandemic and faced severe delays.
Now one turbine rotation generates enough electricity to power a UK home for 24 hours.
Its 165 turbines reached full power on 31 August 2022 and are now delivering clean, renewable electricity to millions in the UK every day.
“But behind every piece of amazing engineering sits a group of people. This is a celebration of that group of people – the women and the men who leave their families behind for two weeks at a time to sit in the middle of the North Sea to maintain the world’s largest wind farm and keep the lights on for millions of people.”
At Ørsted, we are working to create a world that runs entirely on green energy. With each project, we get a little bit closer, but we’ve far from done. We’re just getting started.