August 25, 2020 2.58 pm This story is over 39 months old

Offshore wind power cable pulled in at Lincolnshire beach

Part of the biggest wind farm in the world

An offshore wind power developer has started to pull in 39km of cable at Lincolnshire’s Horseshoe Point Beach near Grimsby.

The wind farm will be called Hornsea Two and is due to be completed in 2022, with developers Ørsted saying it will be the biggest and best value offshore wind farm in the world.

The latest operation saw 2.4km of a total 39km installed towards the landfall in preparation for the wind farm’s completion.

Once power has been generated by the wind turbines, it will travel via cable to the site’s offshore substation and onto its reactive compensation station.

It will then move to its onshore substation before reaching the National Grid, via a total of 165km of cable that has been used to connect the site.

CLV Ndurance sailed from Norway to Horseshoe Point. Photo: Ørsted

Patrick Harnett, Ørsted programme director for Hornsea Two, said: “Thanks to the dedication of our contracted staff, once the cable connection works at Horseshoe Point have been completed next year, the ground will be reinstated and the beach will look exactly as it did before.”

The vessel was provided by Boskalis, a Netherlands-based contractor. Photo: Ørsted

The cable laying vessel provided by contractors Boskalis, named Ndurance, was arranged at Horseshoe Point, around 2.5km away from the connection point to fit the cable.