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Grid capacity secured for 2nd GW of Hornsea offshore wind farm

The SMart Wind consortium, led by Mainstream Renewable Power and the Project and Structured Finance unit of Siemens Financial Services, has secured grid capacity for the second GW of its 4 GW Hornsea offshore wind farm, UK.

By Kari Williamson

The second grid connection for the offshore wind farm will connect to Killingholme substation, an existing 400 kV substation located in the Humber region owned by National Grid.

Mainstream says the Round 3 project is firmly on track to deliver 4 GW by 2020.

The General Manager of SMart Wind Chris Hill said: “This is another significant milestone for SMart Wind. It reflects the continued delivery of projects in the Hornsea Zone in line with the development programme out to 2020. As we have said before, Mainstream and Siemens are fully committed to bringing the first Round 3 project successfully through the consents process and into commercial operation. Securing a second GW of grid capacity is a vital step towards doing this. We are absolutely focussed on delivering this project, and its associated supply chain, to provide jobs, investment and additional energy security for the UK.”

SMart Wind is a 50/50 joint venture between Siemens and Mainstream.

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