COULD UK SHOW OFF THE LARGEST OFFSHORE WIND FARM SOON?

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    Positive Final Investment Decision for Hornsea One offshore wind farm off the coast of Grimsby in Nothern England was confirmed early February by DONG Energy. That means construction can now go ahead. It will be located 75 miles off the Yorkshire coast and will be capable of powering over 1 million UK homes with a capacity of 1.2 gigawatts. There haven’t been as huge this type undertaking before. The wind farm is going to has the potential to create around 2000 jobs during its construction, with up to 300 additional jobs supported throughout its 20-25 year operational phase. Hornsea One is expected to be fully operational in 2020. Energy Secretary Amber Rudd said: “Dong Energy’s investment shows that we are open for business and is a vote of confidence in the UK and in our plan to tackle the legacy of under-investment and build an energy infrastructure fit for the 21st century. [….] This project means secure, clean energy for the country, jobs and financial security for working people and their families, and more skills and growth boosting the Northern Powerhouse.”

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sources: hornseaprojectone.co.ukgov.uk

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