Cable call for community as Hornsea Project Two gears up for installation

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 21 Jan 2019

A series of community events are to be held by offshore wind giant Ørsted in the coming weeks as it provides further details about the onshore cabling works for its next big project.

Hornsea Two follows Hornsea One, with both to hold the title of the world’s biggest offshore wind farm on completion.

As well as being operated and maintained from Grimsby, these are the first projects to connect to the national grid in northern Lincolnshire too.

The route of the second follows the first, providing the vital link from 90km out in the North Sea to North Killingholme, with a 39km cable route skirting North East Lincolnshire, to provide a capacity to power more than 1.3 million homes.

It runs from Horseshoe Point, east of Tetney, to the substation site in North Killingholme, adjacent to the Hornsea One substation. Works will be undertaken by Lancashire-based VolkerInfra.

The events will take place from January 30 to February 4 in South Killingholme, Waltham and Tetney, and both Ørsted and VolkerInfra will be represented. The works are expected to begin in March.

Duncan Clark, project director for both Hornsea One and Two, said: “We’ve been building offshore wind farms in the UK for over 10 years and we know from experience how important it is to make sure local residents, businesses and stakeholders are up to date with our plans, and that they have the opportunity to ask both us and our contractors any questions.

MORE: Orsted to speak at Grimsby Renewables Partnership conference

“Following our community exhibition last July, these information events will focus specifically on plans for the onshore cable works including environmental aspects, methods of installation and traffic management.

“I really encourage any local residents, members of parish councils and local businesses along the cable route to attend these events if they can. Meeting and speaking with someone directly from the project team means that people can ask specifically about what the works mean for them and learn more about this world-leading project that I hope people in the area will be proud of.”

The events:

  • January 30, 12.30pm to 6.30pm: South Killingholme Community Centre, DN40 3EU
  • February 4, 12.30pm to 6.30pm: Waltham Windmill Golf Club, DN37 0HT
  • February 5, 12.30pm to 6.30pm: Tetney Golf Club, DN36 5HY

Read more: Ørsted named the most sustainable energy company in the world

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