DONG Energy gets full control of UK offshore wind farm

DONG Energy is now the full owner of what is claimed will be the largest offshore wind project in the world. The Danish company has acquired full control of the Hornsea Zone Projects […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

DONG Energy is now the full owner of what is claimed will be the largest offshore wind project in the world.

The Danish company has acquired full control of the Hornsea Zone Projects Two and Three located off the UK east coast.

They have a combined capacity of around 3GW – equivalent to powering almost three million UK homes.

It previously bought the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One earlier this February.

Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy’s UK Country Chairman said: “The Hornsea Zone provides us with new and exciting development opportunities, not least because of the sheer size of the projects in terms of acreage and their high generation potential. This will also help us in our committed efforts to reduce the cost of electricity from offshore wind.”

The company and ScottishPower Renewables sold £269 million of transmission assets at a UK offshore wind farm last week.