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ABLE and Smartwind agree deal at ABLE Humber Port

Developers behind a huge new offshore wind farm earmarked of the East Yorkshire coast say they remain on track to have it fully operational by 2020.

The Hornsea Zone will initially see up to 322 turbines being constructed in an area of the North Sea of the Humber Estuary.

The overall width of the zone is the approximate equivalent of the width of the UK from Hull to Liverpool.

Partners behind the development consortium Smart Wind include German manufacturing giant Siemens, which is proposing to build an £80 million turbine assembly plant in Hull.

Now Smart Wind has confirmed a preferred location for an onshore converter station for the initial phase of the project.

Subject to securing necessary permissions, cables linked to the offshore wind farms will be routed to the National Grid’s existing sub-station at Killingholme on the South Bank.

The consortium is also about to start a new study on issues surrounding the development of the second phase of the zone area.


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