Dong Energy acquires complete Hornsea Zone

Thursday, 27 August, 2015 - 10:30

Dong Energy acquired the Hornsea Zone and the project rights to Hornsea Project 2 and 3, which have the potential of 3 GW offshore wind capacity. This follows Dong’s acquisition of Hornsea Project 1, a 1.2 GW offshore wind project in Round 3, which was announced in February 2015.

Dong Energy is acquiring the Hornsea Zone from Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Financial Services. Following the takeover, Dong Energy will, as the sole owner, assume responsibility as lead developer of the whole Hornsea Zone. The area is located between 31 and 190 km off the Yorkshire coast and covers more than 4,000 km². It is one of the world’s biggest offshore development zones.

Samuel Leupold, Executive Vice President at Dong Energy, said: “We have already invested around £ 6 billion in the UK, and the Hornsea Zone provides us with new exciting development opportunities, not least because of the sheer size of the project in terms of acreage as well as the high generation potential. This will help us in our committed efforts to reduce costs of electricity and maintaining our position as global leader in offshore wind beyond 2020.”

Katharina Garus

Similar Entries

Sarens owns extensive international experience in the assembly and maintenance of wind farms (pict. Sarens)

This wind farm, with 80 locally manufactured 6MW wind turbines, is located between 12 and 20 km off the coast of Guérande and will be operational before the end of 2022 and is the result of a €2.2b public investment. Sarens, world reference in heavy lifting, engineered transport and crane rental, has been involved since 2021 in the load-in, load-out, transport and storage of monopiles and transition pieces weighing up to 980t at the port of La Rochelle, from where they were transferred to their final destination.

The first turbine jacket foundation is installed at the Seagreen Wind Farm site, 27 kilometres off the coast of the county of Angus in Scotland (pict: SSE Renewables)

The first turbine jacket foundation has been installed at Seagreen – Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest, fixed bottom offshore wind farm.

A.IKANBILIS is a unique hovering AUV designed and manufactured by BeeX in Singapore and provided to European customers by Subsea Europe Services (pict. Subsea Europe Services GmbH)

First trials at an operational wind farm demonstrate the transformative potential of true autonomy as subsea infrastructure project activity increases to meet green energy targets.

Medfloat Pilot Parc using SATH technology (pict. Saitec)

The Spanish engineering company Saitec has announced its interest in developing a pre-commercial pilot park with 5 units and a total potential of 50MW in the Mediterranean Sea in 2025. The offshore wind turbines will use SATH technology in open sea in Girona, specifically in an area located more 15 km from Cap de Creus on the Costa Brava (Catalonia)