The application for Hornsea Project One, the first offshore wind farm that SMart Wind Ltd is developing in the Round 3 Hornsea Zone, has been accepted for examination by the UK Planning Inspectorate.
The Planning Inspectorate has approximately three months to prepare for the examination. During this stage, the public will be able to register with the agency on its official website to become an interested party on the application.
Development Consent Order (DCO) for Hornsea Project One would authorise the construction and operation of up to 332 wind turbines, up to two offshore accommodation platforms, up to five offshore HVAC collector substations, up to two offshore HVDC converter stations, an offshore HVAC reactive compensation substation, subsea inter-array electrical circuits, a marine connection to the shore approximately 150 km in length, a foreshore connection and from the proposed landfall point at Horseshoe Point, onshore cables which will connect the offshore wind farms to the onshore electrical transmission station and the connection from there to National Grid’s existing substation at North Killingholme, a distance of approximately 40 km.
Press Release, August 23, 2013