Balfour Beatty wins £25m UK offshore wind deal

UK infrastructure company Balfour Beatty has won a £25 million contract for a wind farm located 120 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast. It will build an onshore substation for the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

UK infrastructure company Balfour Beatty has won a £25 million contract for a wind farm located 120 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast.

It will build an onshore substation for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, which when operational will have a capacity of up to 1.2GW – making it the world’s largest.

The project will produce enough green electricity to power more than 800,000 homes every year.

The onshore substation will be located at North Killingholme in North Lincolnshire, with construction expected to start in January 2016.

Duncan Clark, Programme Director for Hornsea Project One at DONG Energy, said: “Hornsea Project One is a hugely significant offshore wind farm for DONG Energy, for the Humber region and for the offshore wind industry and this agreement with Balfour Beatty for construction of the onshore substation is a crucial part of the ongoing development. The £25 million contract is another example of the benefits to the UK supply chain of our investment in offshore wind.”

It is expected to enter commercial operation around 2020, subject to a final investment decision next year.

Siemens has been selected to supply turbines for the project.