Hornsea Two offshore windfarm motion-compensated lifting
Ørsted has signed a multi-million pound deal with Scottish engineering innovator Pict Offshore to deploy the ‘Get Up Safe’ (GUS) motion-compensated lifting system at the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm. The deal with Pict Offshore means that Hornsea Two, which will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm on completion in 2022, will be the first ever offshore wind farm to deploy the GUS system and entirely design...
Lincolnshire prepares to power the nation with green energy
This week, offshore wind power developer, Ørsted have conducted a cable pull in at Lincolnshire’s Horseshoe Point beach. The operation saw 39km of cable being installed onshore in preparation for Ørsted’s latest and largest offshore wind farm.
Final turbine installed at large offshore wind farm
Ørsted has announced that the final wind turbine has been installed at Hornsea One offshore wind farm. With the component loadout taking place at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s factory in Hull, where the majority of blades were constructed, the components were then transported 120km out to sea by two specialist vessels.
Helen Sharman sounds the climate alarm with Ørsted
Ørsted is partnering with Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut in space, in a bid to encourage people to take action on climate change. Space Safari, a 360° VR project launching today, blasts the user into space and gives them a unique view over planet Earth from hundreds of kilometres away.
World’s largest offshore windfarm project opens at Humberside Airport
Ørsted has officially opened the Hornsea Two Offshore Construction Base (HTOCB) at Humberside Airport in Lincolnshire. The building, formerly a police station at the airport, will now house around 30 Ørsted employees who will be working around the clock to construct another record-breaking offshore windfarm.
Major offshore wind farm project given support
Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, met with Humphrey Laidlaw and Jamie Baldwin, Ørsted representatives for major local offshore wind farm project Hornsea Four. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss the company’s response to feedback from local stakeholders and residents in its first-stage consultation.
Offshore wind components to be exported to the Netherlands
EEW OSB, a Teesside facility that manufactures transition pieces (TPs) used in offshore wind farms, is entering the international market thanks to multiple contracts with Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind.
First steps forward for offshore wind farm
Approval from The Crown Estate has been granted to Ørsted, to progress its Race Bank Extension offshore wind farm. The current Race Bank offshore wind farm, located off the North Norfolk coast and operated from Ørsted’s East Coast Hub in Grimsby, was officially opened in June this year. It is capable of powering over half a million UK homes from its 573MW capacity.
Contract for world’s biggest offshore wind farm
JDR Cables has won a multi-million pound contract to supply inter-array cables and termination work for Ørsted’s record-breaking offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project Two. When operational in 2022, the wind farm will supply clean electricity to over 1.3 million homes, and surpass its sister project Hornsea One, as the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The contract includes 100km (around the same distance as Hartlepool...
Five-year agreement to optimise wind turbine foundations
In order to optimise the design of foundation structures for offshore wind turbines, Ørsted and the University of Oxford have signed a five-year research agreement. Continuing to drive down costs is critical for the offshore wind industry and Ørsted is working with several universities to help improve the design and performance of offshore wind turbines. A major collaboration on wind turbine design is currently ongoing with Dur...
Full power output achieved at offshore wind farm
Electrifying news just in from Ørsted’s Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm! Full power output has been achieved at the North Norfolk wind farm. Installation of the wind turbines at Race Bank first began in May 2017 and following successful completion of the 240-hour acceptance tests of all 91 turbines, and the 200-hour test of the full park, the project is now capable of generating its full capacity of 573MW.
Lowering the cost of offshore wind turbines
Results of a new research project has shown how offshore wind turbine foundations can be designed in a smarter way to reduce production costs, that will ultimately make the alternative power source cheaper. The Ørsted-led PISA research project has now been rewarded with the Fleming award from the British Geotechnical Association.