The offshore wind farm will connect to Killingholme substation, an existing 400 kV substation located in the Humber region and owned by National Grid.
Hornsea (Zone 4)
- Total zone area: 4,735 km²
- Location: 34-190 km off the Yorkshire coast
- Water depths: predominantly 30-40 m, with maximum depths to 70 m
The agreement sets out first connection in 2014 and places the project firmly on track to commence construction in 2014 with the remaining 3 GW of the offshore wind farm planned for construction between 2015 and 2020.
Hornsea is one of the three largest zones awarded for development under The Crown Estate’s Round 3 programme in December 2009.
SMart Wind is a 50/50 joint venture between Siemens Project Ventures (SPV) and Mainstream.