About the project

Creating a world that runs entirely on green energy

Project facts:

Location: Ørsted is proposing to develop Hornsea Four, 69km (at its closest point) off the Yorkshire Coast.

Size: We are currently investigating an offshore area of up to 492 km2 where up to 180 wind turbines could be located.

Ørsted is a renewable energy company that takes tangible action to create a world that runs entirely on green energy.

With 12 operational UK offshore wind farms and another three in development, we are a substantial investor in the UK. We are committed for the long-term, both to leading the change to green energy and to investing in the communities where we work.

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In August 2015, we acquired the rights to develop the Hornsea zone from SMart Wind Ltd, who were originally awarded the zone in The Crown Estate Round 3 bid process.

To date, Hornsea 1 and Hornsea 2 are in operation, and Hornsea 3 has received a Development Consents Order (DCO).

We are now developing a fourth project in the zone, Hornsea Four. The project is in the Decision phase of the DCO process following the close of Examination in August 2022. More information about the planning process can be found here.

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Aligned with Hornsea Four's ethos of ‘Commit, Consult, Design’, we have sought to engage actively and openly with a range of key stakeholders throughout the pre-application phase (June 2018 to September 2021). How we have consulted and had consideration for comments received and incorporated these into the final design of the project is reported in the Consultation Report, available on the Planning Inspectorate website. 
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