View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
April 27, 2022

NKT installs power cables for Hornsea II offshore wind farm

The offshore wind facility will have the capacity to power 1.3 million households once operational.

Danish cable supplier NKT has announced the commissioning of the 220kV high voltage alternative current (HVAC) cable system for the 1.3GW Hornsea II offshore wind farm.

Free Report
img

Wind Power Market seeing increased risk and disruption

The wind power market has grown at a CAGR of 14% between 2010 and 2021 to reach 830 GW by end of 2021. This has largely been possible due to favourable government policies that have provided incentives to the sector. This has led to an increase in the share of wind in the capacity mix, going from a miniscule 4% in 2010 to 10% in 2021. This is further set to rise to 15% by 2030. However, the recent commodity price increase has hit the sector hard, increasing risks for wind turbine manufacturers and project developers, and the Russia-Ukraine crisis has caused further price increase and supply chain disruption. In light of this, GlobalData has identified which countries are expected to add the majority of wind power capacity out to 2030. Get ahead and download this whitepaper for more details on the current state of the Wind Power Market.
by GlobalData
Enter your details here to receive your free Report.

Owned by Ørsted, Hornsea II is located around 89km from England’s east coast and is said to become the world’s largest offshore wind facility once fully operational.

The offshore facility features 165 wind turbines and will have the capacity to power 1.3 million households.

It is expected to come online later this year.

Ørsted Hornsea II programme director Patrick Harnett said: “Constructing a project of this size and scale is only possible through strong collaboration, hard work, and dedication.

“We work very closely with our partner companies and have the finishing line in sight as we install the remaining turbines and continue testing, commissioning and energising Hornsea II.”

Power cables for Hornsea II were produced at NKT’s factory in Karlskrona, Sweden, and installed by the NKT Victoria cable-laying vessel.

The factory is said to be powered by fully renewable energy, minimising the cable system’s carbon footprint.

HV Solutions Karlskrona executive vice-president and head Claes Westerlind said: “Offshore wind is a cornerstone in mitigating climate change and we are pleased to continue to be a key player in making offshore wind a main element in the green transformation of the UK power supply.

“With Hornsea II, we are happy to continue the long-term collaboration with Ørsted in connecting a greener world.”

Other wind parks that NKT has connected to the UK mainland include Hornsea I, Moray East and the Walney Extension.

Last month, Ørsted agreed to sell its 50% stake in the Hornsea II project to AXA IM Alts and Crédit Agricole Assurances for £3bn ($3.9bn).

The deal is expected to close in the second half of this year once the wind farm has been fully commissioned.

Related Companies

Free Report
img

Wind Power Market seeing increased risk and disruption

The wind power market has grown at a CAGR of 14% between 2010 and 2021 to reach 830 GW by end of 2021. This has largely been possible due to favourable government policies that have provided incentives to the sector. This has led to an increase in the share of wind in the capacity mix, going from a miniscule 4% in 2010 to 10% in 2021. This is further set to rise to 15% by 2030. However, the recent commodity price increase has hit the sector hard, increasing risks for wind turbine manufacturers and project developers, and the Russia-Ukraine crisis has caused further price increase and supply chain disruption. In light of this, GlobalData has identified which countries are expected to add the majority of wind power capacity out to 2030. Get ahead and download this whitepaper for more details on the current state of the Wind Power Market.
by GlobalData
Enter your details here to receive your free Report.

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Wednesday. The power industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Power Technology