Notes to Editors
About DONG Energy:
DONG Energy (NASDAQ OMX: DENERG) is one of Northern Europe's leading energy groups and is headquartered in Denmark. Around 6,200 ambitious employees, including over 850 in the UK, develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms, generate power and heat from our power stations as well as supply and trade in energy to wholesale, business and residential customers. In addition, we produce oil and gas, and a process has been initiated to divest this business unit. The continuing part of the Group has approximately 5,800 employees and generated a revenue in 2016 of DKK 61 billion (EUR 8.2 billion). For further information, see www.dongenergy.co.uk or follow us @DONGEnergyUK on Twitter.
Seven consultation events will take place in September, at which the company will present findings of initial surveys and assessments in what is known as a Preliminary Environmental Information report (PEIR).
This report will also form the basis of statutory consultation which will take place over summer 2017.
Stuart Livesey, Project Development Manager, said:
"I'd like to thank everyone that took the time to come to our events in March. Since then we have been working hard to consider all feedback and to further refine our proposals.
"In the PEIR and at the upcoming events, we'll share the proposed onshore HVAC booster station location and onshore substation location in the vicinity of Norwich Main National Grid substation, so we would encourage anyone who wants to know more to come along if they can, and if not to get in touch.
"We've already listened to feedback from the public and made real changes both to the project plan and how we communicate with people.
"For example we heard local landowners' concerns about the burial depth of the underground cables, and as a result we have extended the minimum depth to allow the farmers to comfortably plough their land once the cables have been installed. The proposed booster station location has been refined based on public feedback and technical assessments.
"We are determined to operate as a fully transparent project and really don't want to have any negative impact on the community or environment. If there are any uncertainties and clarification is needed, please just ask. This project could contribute significantly to the UK's energy needs, and it absolutely must be developed in a way that will limit disturbance as much as possible."
The summary of the views expressed at the March events is now online and also includes responses to frequently asked questions and sets out the next steps for the Project.
Hornsea Project Three has the potential to significantly contribute towards the UK's carbon targets and, if fully developed at 2.4 gigawatts (GW), would provide enough power to meet the average daily needs of well over 2 million UK homes.
Phase 2 Community Consultation Events