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World’s largest wind farm receives go-ahead from UK

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Staff Writer | August 17, 2016
The world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project Two has received development consent from Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark.
Green energy   1,960 construction jobs
When complete, the wind farm will deliver up to 1,800 megawatts of low carbon electricity to around 1.8 million UK homes.

The wind farm would create up to 1,960 construction jobs and 580 operational and maintenance jobs. If built to the full capacity, the investment would total around £6bn providing a great opportunity for economic growth in the Humber region and beyond.

Located approximately 89km off the Yorkshire coast, the wind farm will comprise up to 300 wind turbines and will connect to the grid at North Killingholme in North Lincolnshire.

The Government is making £730m of financial support available for renewable electricity generation this Parliament, sending a clear signal that the UK is open for business.

It is expected 10GW of offshore wind to be installed by the end of this decade and up to 10GW of new offshore wind in the 2020s.