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Wind power experts DONG Energy has acquired a 33.3% stake in two offshore wind projects in the Hornsea zone. The £15 million purchase from the 50/50 joint venture between Mainstream […]

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By Tom Gibson

Wind power experts DONG Energy has acquired a 33.3% stake in two offshore wind projects in the Hornsea zone. The £15 million purchase from the 50/50 joint venture between Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemen’s Financial Services could have a capacity of up to 1GW.

Hornsea is one of nine zones being developed in the seas around Great Britain as part of The Crown Estate’s plans for UK wind growth. Anders Eldrup, CEO of DONG Energy said: “Hornsea is an attractive zone and the agreement with Smart Wind provides DONG Energy access to development projects, which fits well into our midterm project pipeline.”

The zone apparently has the potential for wind farms with a total capacity of 4GW, which could produce enough power for around three million homes in the UK.