DONG to build windfarm off Yorkshire coast
Tue, 12 February 2013
DONG Energy has announced plans build the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm off the Holderness UK coast.
Westermost Rough will be made up of 35 Siemens 6MW turbines, providing a total capacity of 210MW, enough to supply CO2-free electricity for almost 210,000 UK homes. The 6MW machine has the biggest capacity of any wind turbine in use anywhere in the world, and Westermost Rough will be the first wind farm to use the 6MW turbine on a large scale.
Offshore construction of the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm will begin in first half of 2014 and the farm is expected to be fully commissioned in the first half of 2015.
The construction off the wind farm represents a total investment of approximately £800m including the construction of the transmission assets (inter-array and export cables, and the offshore substation).
The Westermost Rough offshore wind farm is one of the last Round 2 projects and is wholly owned by DONG Energy. It will be situated 8km off the Yorkshire Coast, east of Hull.