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The UK Government has given the green light for a 231 turbine offshore wind farm capable of supplying over 2 million homes with electricity.
Ørsted, a Danish multinational power company, will install a 231 turbine wind farm off the North Sea after being given the green light from UK Government. The 2.4W Hornsea Three Project will cover over 268 square miles across the sea which could supply over 2 million UK households with electricity.
The project application was initially accepted in 2018 for review. Concerns over the impact of natural habitats delayed the approval and compensation will be in place to make a recovery from any damages to the kittiwakes, a close relative to the gull bird family, sites along the coast. These compensations will include the construction of mussel beds and nests for birds within the region.
This project is a part of the steps that the UK is making in order to achieve their net-zero targets by 2050 and will make a significant contribution to these targets.
Hugh McNeal, chief executive of RenewableUK, says:
“Investing in large scale offshore wind power is good for our environment and our economy, boosting productivity and creating thousands of high-quality jobs,”
“Green growth will be vital to support our long-term economic recovery in the years ahead. This major project will also help us to maintain our global lead in offshore wind, as well as building up our UK supply chain.”
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