Dong Energy to build world's biggest offshore wind farm in Britain

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-12 04:46:19|Editor: yan
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COPENHAGEN, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Denmark's DONG Energy has been awarded a contract to build a record-sized offshore wind farm in Britain, the company announced on Monday.

With a capacity of 1,386 megawatts, Hornsea Project Two will become the world's biggest wind farm, even surpassing the 1,200 megawatts Hornsea Project One which DONG Energy is currently constructing, the company said in a statement.

Located 89 kilometers off the Yorkshire coast, the wind farm is expected to be operational from 2022 and will be able to power over 1.3 million British homes.

"We have always promoted size as a key driver for cost. The ideal size of an offshore wind farm is 800 to 1,500 MW, and therefore it is natural that Hornsea Project Two will deliver record-low costs to society," said Samuel Leupold, Executive Vice President and CEO of Wind Power at DONG Energy.

Hornsea Project Two will contribute significantly to DONG Energy's ambition of reaching a total offshore wind capacity of 11 to 12 gigawatts by 2025.

Meanwhile, DONG Energy has already started the consultation process for Hornsea Project Three.

The announcement however does not change DONG Energy's previous financial guidance for the financial year of 2017, the company said.

Headquartered in Denmark, DONG Energy produces, procures, trades and distributes energy throughout Northern Europe.