Final decision delayed on Ørsted's 2.4-GW Hornsea Three wind farm
Offshore wind park. Image by: Ørsted A/S.
The UK government is “minded to approve” Ørsted A/S’ (CPH:ORSTED) 2.4-GW Hornsea Three project but the deadline for taking a final decision has been extended so that further information is gathered.
The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said on Wednesday that additional information needs to be submitted by the developer on a number of issues. The Danish energy major will have time until September 30 to provide the data and the government will issue a decision by December 31, 2020.
If cleared, the wind power complex will be built off the North Norfolk Coast in the North Sea. Turbines will be installed in an area of up to 696 sq km (268.7 sq miles).
The Hornsea Three project is undergoing a prolonged decision making process, with this being the second extension to the final deadline for the government’s consideration.
Another scheme off the Norfolk coast, the 1.8-GW Norfolk Vanguard development by Sweden’s Vattenfall AB, also faced a two-time extension but was given the green light this week.
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