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World’s largest offshore wind farm to go online by end of month

August 11, 2022

offshoreWIND.biz:

All wind turbines have been fully commissioned and are commercially operational at the 1.3 GW Hornsea Two in the UK which will soon become the world’s biggest single operational offshore wind farm.

The project’s owner and developer, Ørsted, expects the wind farm to be fully commissioned later this month, after the remaining reliability runs are concluded.

The 1,320 MW Hornsea Two generated its first power in December 2021; however, the works slowed down by the end of that month.

In its 2021 annual report released at the beginning of this year, Ørsted said it saw progress according to plan up until mid-December, but that the accelerating Omicron variant infection rates meant that it was not possible to man the vessels used for commissioning work according to plan.

At the time, the developer – who will soon divest half of its stake in Hornsea Two – said the project commissioning was still expected in the first half of this year, as planned.

However, the delays in putting the wind farm in full commercial operation have now shown up in Ørsted’s Q2 2022 results.

[Adrijana Buljan]

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