The world’s biggest offshore wind farm will be built using turbine blades made primarily in Hull. Orsted, the developer formerly known as Dong Energy, has selected Siemens Gamesa to supply the turbines for its Hornsea Two project, which it plans to build 55 miles off the Yorkshire coast. Siemens Gamesa started producing turbine blades in Hull in 2016 and winning the Hornsea Two project is a boost for the factory. The wind farm should be capable of generating up to 1.4 gigawatts of electricity, enough to power 1.3 million homes. It is due to become the world’s largest by capacity when it starts generating in 2022, surpassing Hornsea One, the neighbouring 1.2GW project that Orsted is building. Some of the towers for the turbines, which will each stand more than 650ft (200m) tall and be capable of generating 8 megawatts of power, will also be made in the UK, Orsted said.
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