The world’s largest wind farm begins operation

Now Hornsea 2 with its 165 turbines is the most powerful offshore wind station in the world.


Courtesy | Hornsea 2’s power will be transferred from 165 wind turbines via a 373 km cable

The expansion of offshore wind power is in a phase of exponential growth and the Hornsea 2 station is proof of that. It is located 89 km off the east coast of England and each of its turbines produces 8 MW.

according to confidential the park has started electrifying at Hornsea 2, on the North Sea, between the coasts of Great Britain and the Netherlands.

It all started in 2016 with the approval of a project to complement Hornsea 1, which started commercial operations in 2020 and which won the title of the world’s largest offshore wind farm, with 174 turbines and 1.2 GW of capacity.

Now Hornsea 2 with its 165 turbines is the most powerful offshore wind station in the world. Led by Danish company rsted, which led the development, this offshore wind farm features a cylindrical steel support structure mounted deep in the seabed. They are the most widely used foundation in offshore wind farm projects, and each pylon used for Project Hornsea One – the project’s official global name – is 65 meters long, weighs about 800 tonnes and is 8.1 meters in diameter.

The company has explained that a 1.2 gigawatt (GW) wind farm is under construction on the Yorkshire coast, in the east of England and once completed, will be able to supply clean energy to more than 1 million homes.

rsted and its associated companies have been working hard to commission and power the wind farm in preparation for its operational date. Together, Hornsea 2 and its sister project Hornsea 1 will be able to provide sufficient power for more than 2.3 million homes.

Hornsea 2’s energy will be transferred from 165 wind turbines via 373 km of matrix cable to OSS (offshore substation/offshore substation) and RCS (reactive compensation station/regulation station), reaching the national grid via 390 kilometers of cable shoreline and 40 km of long shore cables. ends at the Killingholme substation on the south bank of the Humber estuary.

The wind farm’s transmission system is being finalized, and the final export cable was brought to the wind farm’s RCS in November, according to a spokesperson for rsted.

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