The world is picking up on the fight against global warming and more renewable energy capacity is under construction. In this transformation, impressive pieces of cleantech engineering are seeing the light of the day; major wind farms, massive solar panels and intelligent waste-to-energy plants, just to mention a few.
The record-size Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm
In line with these impressive pieces of engineering is the forthcoming Hornsea Project One Offshore Wind Farm, located 120 kilometres off the coast of the UK, built by the market leader within offshore wind construction, DONG Energy.
A giant at sea
The construction of the Hornsea Project One starts in early 2016. When the project is complete in 2020, its 174 wind turbines will have a total capacity of 1.2GW, taking up an area larger than Malta. This giant at sea will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm and meet the annual electricity needs of well over one million UK homes.
A world with 100% clean energy
Hornsea Project One will be the final stage for DONG Energy in terms of delivering on its strategic target of installing 6.5GW of offshore wind by 2020. Today, DONG Energy has built 3GW offshore wind, which corresponds to as much as a quarter of the world’s offshore wind capacity.