About the project

The proposed wind farm could meet the average daily needs of over 2 million UK homes


Ørsted is proposing to develop Hornsea Project Three, in the North Sea, off the North Norfolk Coast.

The project team is exploring an area of up to 696 km2, within which the offshore turbines for Hornsea Project Three will be located. 

Power output
The proposed wind farm will be capable of generating approximately 2,400 MW of electricity, enough to meet the average daily needs of well over 2 million homes.

Project Background

Ørsted is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, headquartered in Denmark, with UK head offices in Central London and numerous site offices around the UK. We are the world leader in developing, constructing and operating offshore wind farms, with over 4,000 MW of operational capacity globally.

In August 2015, Ørsted acquired the rights to develop the Hornsea Zone from SMart Wind Ltd, who were originally awarded the zone in The Crown Estate Round 3 bid process. To date, Hornsea Project One and Hornsea Project Two have both received planning consent, and both are currently under construction.

We are now exploring the potential to develop a third project in the zone, Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm, which submitted an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) on 14th May 2018. 

The application was accepted by the Planning Inspectorate in June 2018 and is currently being examined with a consent decision expected in 2020. 


Hornsea Project Three is currently being examined. For the latest updates on the Examination, please visit the Planning Inspectorate’s website

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Project Timeline

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Project timeline  
July 2020
Late 2019
June 2018
May 2018
March 2018
November to December 2017
July to September 2017  
July 2017
March 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2015

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