Ecology has been contracted by DONG Energy to undertake the Phase 2 ecological
surveys to inform the Hornsea
Project Three offshore wind farm
onshore cable route environmental statement.
Over the next nine months, Thomson Ecology will be working closely with
DONG Energy and its consultants to deliver the environmental survey support
for the consent application for this key project, including surveys for
bats, reptiles, great crested newts, badgers, otters, water voles, and
white-clawed crayfish. The onshore cable route will connect the wind farm
to the national grid at Norwich Main.
Gabrielle Graham, Principal Ecological Consultant at Thomson Ecology, said:
“As a specialist in delivering complex, multi-species projects, we
are delighted to be involved with this project and have some boots on the
ground! We have been using Thomson Interactive Mapping to navigate around
the site, monitor survey progress and undertake data quality assurance.”
According to DONG Hornsea
the potential to be a 2.4GW project that could provide enough power for
well over two million UK homes, five times the number of homes in Norfolk.
The wind farm is to be located over 120km off the North Norfolk Coast in
the North Sea, so will not be visible from shore. The cables connecting
the turbines to the National Grid will be buried underground and will connect
into the existing Norwich Main National Grid Substation, just south of
Norwich. The project will also require a new onshore substation in the
vicinity of National Grid's.
application for development consent of Hornsea
, under the Planning
Act 2008, is expected to be submitted as early as 2018. If this is successful,
construction of the offshore wind farm is anticipated to take place between
2022 and 2025.
part of DONG Energy's Hornsea Offshore Wind Zone, approximately 120km from
the Yorkshire coast. The
Hornsea zone was previously split into four areas allocated for offshore
wind farm development: Hornsea
in February that it has taken a final investment decision to build the
will be capable of powering well over 1 million UK homes. Offshore construction
is anticipated to begin in 2018 with full
commissioning as early as 2020.
build consent in August 2016. If constructed
the wind farm will have an installed capacity 1,800MW capable of meeting
the energy demands of around 1.8 million UK homes.
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