From Hull Live | Wednesday 5 June 2019
The start of operations at the world’s largest offshore wind farm is “an important milestone” in the UK’s clean energy ambitions, according to the Clean Energy minister.
Hornsea Project One, off the East Yorkshire coast, will be capable of powering more than one million homes when fully operational.
Power at the offshore wind farm was first generated in February this year, but Ørsted has now announced it has begun operations at the site.
A 32-strong crew set sail from Grimsby last Friday, and is part of two shift-based teams that are responsible for operating and maintaining the wind farm, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout its 25-year lifespan.
Chris Skidmore, Energy and Clean Growth minister, said: “The start of operations at the world’s largest windfarm at Hornsea One is an important milestone and yet another example of British innovation and the UK’s leadership in offshore wind."
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