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Balfour lands Hornsea 2 prize

Orsted awards contract to build onshore substation for 1.4GW project 

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Balfour Beatty is building the onshore substation for Orsted's 1.4GW Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm off the east coast of England.

The onshore facility is expected to be completed in 2020, with enabling works already carried out. 

Balfour Beatty mechanical and electrical subsidiary Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick will also provide services for the new substation build.

Hornsea 1 and 2 project director Duncan Clark said: “We’re delighted that Balfour Beatty will continue to work with us on these huge offshore wind farm projects. 

“Having already constructed onshore substations for three of our other projects, this contract continues the long-term partnership between Orsted and Balfour Beatty. 

He added that the Balfour Beatty is already on site having worked on a similar project for the Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm.

Balfour Beatty managing director for the North and Midlands Thomas Edgcumbe said: “Having recently completed works to Hornsea 1, this award is testament to the long-standing relationship we have built with Orsted over the past few years.

“We’re proud to continue this momentum, and look forward to successfully and safely delivering the substation; providing clean power to millions of homes across the UK.”

Hornsea 2 will feature 165 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines with 167-metre rotors.

It is expected online in 2022.

Image: Orsted

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