About the project

Creating a world that runs entirely on green energy

Project facts:

Location: 89 km (55.3 miles) off the Yorkshire coast

Size: 462 km2

Where is Hornsea Two?

Hornsea Two will be located approximately 89 km (55.3 miles) off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea, adjacent to Hornsea One – currently the world’s largest offshore wind farm. Once operational in 2022, Hornsea Two will span an offshore area of 462km²

Project map for Hornsea 2

Project facts:


The project will have a capacity of over 1.3 GW


It will provide power to more than 1.3 million homes in the UK

What makes this project special?


At over 1.3 GW, Hornsea Two will overtake Hornsea One as the world’s biggest offshore wind farm. The project will use 165 Siemens Gamesa 8MW SG 8.0-167 DD turbines which will deliver 20% more annual output than those used for Hornsea One. The majority of the blades will be delivered from the Siemens Gamesa factory in Hull. The project will use the world’s largest offshore substation to deliver electricity from offshore wind to millions of UK homes.

What will the benefits to the local economy be?


Ørsted is committed to investing in the Humber region and supporting education and employment creation. We have developed an employment and skills plan to highlight employment and supply chain opportunities associated with the construction, operation and maintenance of an offshore wind farm project. We are also investing £10 million to build our largest offshore wind operations base in Grimsby, the East Coast Hub. 

We are keen to continue to forge links with UK based suppliers to continue to develop the UK supply chain.

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Honsea Project Two timeline
Q2 2019
July 2018
April 2018
September 2017
August 2016
Hornsea Two becomes fully operational.
Offshore construction begins
Onshore cable installation work begins.
Construction of onshore substation commenced.
Site investigations offshore and enabling works on the onshore substation commenced.
Contract for Difference awarded to the Project and Final Investment Decision made.
Secretary of State grants Development Consent Order