Westermost Rough offshore wind farm to be built
DONG Energy has confirmed it is to build the Round Two wind farm Westermost Rough.
The £800-million scheme will provide power for 200,000 homes, and is another major win for the Humber, as it is located just 8km off the East Yorkshire coast.
It puts Port of Grimsby East in pole position once again to secure vital operations and maintenance work, with supply chain opportunities and construction roles for the area’s ports.
The scheme, which has been though the planning process, will feature 35 6mw turbines from Siemens Wind Power.
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“With the decision to build Westermost Rough, we expand our position as world leading in the development, construction and maintaining of offshore wind farms,” said Henrik Poulsen, chief executive of Dong Energy.
“The size and location of the project is very well suited as the first large scale project with the new Siemens 6mw turbine. We are sure that this project is a good foundation in our continuous work to bring down the cost of offshore wind.
“The UK offshore wind market is the biggest in the world and we are confident that the UK market will continue to be a very interesting market to the offshore wind industry.”
Construction is to begin in the first half of next year, with the farm fully commissioned in the first half of 2015.