Construction of the onshore substations and installation of around12 kilometres of onshore cable, from Walpole to a point north of Sutton Bridge, has been ongoing since last year, and work will soon begin offshore. A vital part of the project will be to the installation of two export cables in the area of the sea defence and the salt marsh. This is due to start in early May.
Hornsea Project One, a 1.2 gigawatt offshore windfarm to be built about 75 miles off the Yorkshire coast, will be able to generate enough electricity to supply over one million UK homes. It is due to be fully operational in 2020.