The energy secretary has given the green light for the world’s largest offshore wind farm to be built on the Yorkshire coast. The development is expected to provide enough energy to power two million homes.
The development comes from the Forewind consortium, which is owned by four energy firms, RWE, SSE, Statkraft and Statoil. The consent approval comes after four years of assessments and stakeholder consultations, with more than £60 million spent on surveys.
The project, Dogger Bank Creyky Beck, will compromise of two separate wind farms, each with up to 200 turbines with a generating capacity of 1.2 gigawatt, enough to power two million homes. The wind farms will be located 131 kilometres from the UK coast across an area of around 500 kilometres squared.
Once constructed, the wind farm is expected to be one of the UK’s largest power generators, second only to the Drax coal-fired station in North Yorkshire. Dogger Bank Creyke could create up to 4,750 jobs, including indirect roles, and generate more than £1.5 billion for the UK economy.
General manager of the project, Tarald Gjerde said achieving consent for what is currently the world’s largest offshore wind project would help confirm the UK’s position as the world leaders in the industry.
Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey approved the application. He said, “This is another great boost for Yorkshire and Humberside. This development has the potential to support hundreds of green jobs and power up to 2 million homes.
“Making the most of Britain’s home grown energy is creating jobs and businesses in the UK, getting the best deal for consumers and reducing our reliance on foreign imports. Wind power is vital to this plan, with £14.5 billion invested since 2010 into an industry which supports 35,400 jobs.”
Photo: phault via Flickr
Like our Facebook Page
Prominent Trends in Seafood Sustainability in 2022
Can PEMF Help To Improve Plant Growth for Eco-Friendly Gardeners
How the U.S. Government is Promoting Green Energy in the Country
12 Essential Things for Buying Your First Home
Harnessing Sustainability with User-Centric Technology Innovation
Making Your Dream of Having an Eco-Friendly Garden Come True
Tips for Optimal Waste Management in Your Home
The Agricultural Benefits of Weather Stations for Eco-Friendly Farmers
What Makes Online Furniture Eco-Friendly?
How Eco-Friendly Indian Tourists Can Apply for Visas to Brazil
7 Eco-Friendly Plant-Based Alternatives for Everyday Products
Teaching Them While They’re Young: Sustainability Tips for All Ages
Top 5 Benefits of Eco-Friendly Cars
Why Eco-Friendly Homes Should Have Outdoor Bathrooms
Merits of Sustainability Reporting: What Every Manager Must Know
Low Emission and Clean Air Zones: What You Need To Know
4 Ways To Build A Sustainable Home
Why Transitioning Your Company to an EV Fleet Makes Sense?
CEO Brian Ladin Explains How The Shipping Industry Is Going Green
A Guide to Eco-Friendly Landscaping
- Features11 months ago
Seven Health and Safety Tips for Eco-Friendly Products in a Green Home
- Energy11 months ago
Eco-Friendly Homeowners Lower Carbon Footprints through Greater Air Conditioner Efficiency
- Features10 months ago
Essential Guidelines for Eco-friendly Moving into new Home
- Features10 months ago
5 Compelling Reasons to Hire an Eco-Friendly Contractor