Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm

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Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm

Received 18 July 2018
From Orsted Wind Power A/S

Representation

The proposed Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm is located within the former Hornsea Zone in the southern North Sea region. The Hornsea Zone was one of the nine zones identified by the Crown Estate’s Round 3 offshore wind programme in 2009. The Hornsea zone was disbanded in early 2016 and four separate project agreements are now in place. Each Agreement for Lease (AfL) or Lease is held by a separate subsidiary of Ørsted Wind Power A/S:-
• Hornsea Project One (Hornsea 1 Limited. Company 07640868).
• Hornsea Project Two (Breesea Limited. Company 07883217).
• Hornsea Project Three (Ørsted Hornsea Project Three UK Limited. Company 08584210).
• Hornsea Project Four (Ørsted Hornsea Project Four Limited. Company 08584182).

Hornsea Project One was granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) on 31st December 2014 and has since been awarded a Contract for Difference (CfD). The Project took Final Investment Decision in February 2016 with onshore construction works commending in January 2016 and offshore construction works commencing in January 2018. Hornsea Project One anticipates that construction will be completed and the wind farm will be fully operational by 2020.

Hornsea Project Two was granted a DCO on 16th August 2016 and was awarded a CfD in September 2017. The Project took Final Investment Decision in September 2017 and the onshore substation construction works commenced in April 2018 and offshore construction works are due to commence in 2020. Hornsea Project Two anticipates that construction will be completed and the wind farm will be fully operational by 2022.

Ørsted has an AfL for Hornsea Project Four, and is currently considering how to take this project forward. Hornsea Project Four has commenced initial engagement with relevant statutory consultees to gather relevant baseline data to inform route planning and site selection. Hornsea Project Four is currently working towards submission of the EIA Scoping Report to the Planning Inspectorate in October 2018, and statutory consultation in May 2019. Submission of the Project Four DCO application is anticipated to be made in Q1-Q2 2020.

Hornsea Project One, Hornsea Project Two and Hornsea Project Four support the development of Hornsea Project Three, but each project, as a separate entity, reserves the right to make further representations throughout the forthcoming examination period, if appropriate.