Hornsea 3 will be located in the North Sea, approximately 120 km off the Norfolk coast and 160 km off the Yorkshire coast.
Up to 231 offshore wind turbines will be located within a 696 km2 area.
The wind farm will be capable of generating at least 2.85 GW of green electricity, enough to meet the average daily needs of well over 3 million homes.
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 7.6 GW 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 1 and Hornsea 2 are in operation, and Hornsea 3 has received a Development Consents Order (DCO).
On 14 May 2018, we submitted a Development Consent Order (DCO) application for a third project in the zone, Hornsea Project 3 Offshore Wind Farm.
The application was accepted by the Planning Inspectorate in June 2018 and was granted consent by the Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 31 December 2020.
We will resume newsletter production prior to construction works commencing.