UK gives go-ahead to 2.4GW Hornsea-III offshore wind farm

The UK has granted development consent to Danish company Ørsted for the Hornsea-III  offshore wind farm, which will have a capacity of 2.4 Gigawatts, generating energy for two million homes.

The application was originally lodged in May 2018. Alok Sharma, secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy, announced the development consent on December 31st 2020.

Based some distance from the coast of Norfolk the Hornsea III will be one of the world’s biggest wind farms when it is completed.

Cables will be laid in a 35 mile long trench from Weybourne on the coast, to Swardeston, south of Norwich, to connect the power generated by the turbines to the National Grid.