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Dong unveils Hornsea 3 secrets

Preliminary environmental impact report released as part of third consultation

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Dong Energy has released the preliminary environmental impact report (PEIR) as part of a third public consultation that kicks off today for the 2.4GW Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm, which will be located off the Norfolk coast.

The report contains a refined 200-metre cable route, which will eventually be narrowed to 80 metres following further consultation, Dong said.

The PEIR also includes proposed locations for both the onshore substation, which will be just south of Norwich near Dunston and the onshore HVAC booster station near Little Barningham.

Dong has already held two public consultations and the third seeks further feedback from the local community.

Seven events will be held in Norfolk between 4 September and 13 September at which the company will present findings of initial surveys and assessments in the PEIR.

After the events, the formal consultation will remain open for feedback until 20 September, Dong said.

Informal consultation will continue until 2018 when the project will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.

If the planning application is successful, construction is anticipated to take place between 2022 and 2025, the company added.

Hornsea 3 project development manager Stuart Livesey said: “We have already received lots of useful information from our public consultation events and ongoing informal consultation with landowners and environmental bodies, which has helped us to make refinements for example the onshore HVAC booster station location.

“These decisions have been based on many factors which are detailed in the PEIR published today, and we hope it is evident how much of an influence the feedback has had.”

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