DONG prepares Hornsea Project One
DONG Energy is currently implementing the necessary preparations to start offshore work at the 1.2 GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, scheduled to start in September. The processors include, for example, removal of stones and potentially unexploded objects, UXO.
Following completion of the work on the removal of stone blocks UXO, DONG will initiate preparatory installations for the export cables in September. Corrosion protection work is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2017 and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Installation of the four offshore substations is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2018. All other offshore projects, such as installation of foundations and connecting cables inside the wind farm, are currently expected to start in early 2018.
Hornsea Project One will come into production by 2020 and become the world's largest wind farm. It will consist of up to 174 turbines. The Siemens 7MW mills are 120 km from the Yorkshire coast and cover an area of approximately 407 square kilometers.
Source: Offshore Wind / Maritime Denmark