Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm
Location 8km off the Holderness coast, East Riding of Yorkshire Total power 219MW Project scope 73 turbines
Humber Gateway offshore wind farm will be located 8km off the East Yorkshire coast, just north of the mouth of the river Humber. The wind farm will have 73 turbines and together the turbines will have an installed capacity of up to 219MW.
Once complete, the wind farm will be capable of generating enough electricity to power up to 170,000 UK homes – more than one and a half times the number of homes in Hull.
The easterly and southerly boundaries to the site are bounded by the shipping channels leaving the Humber estuary. The northern boundary runs parallel to existing pipelines running into Easington. The total area of the site is approximately 24.8 square kilometres.
We selected the site after a lengthy consideration of a number of alternatives and we believe this site is an ideal location for the generation of offshore wind energy for a number of reasons including, high winds and good connections into the national grid.
A key part of the project will be the connection of the offshore wind farm to the national grid onshore. The onshore cables will come ashore near Easington, with the cables then running underground for approximately 30km from Easington to Salt End.
Work is now beginning on the cable. For local people, this will mean a small increase in noise and traffic in the area. We will employ best practice, such as only carrying out work during normal working hours and working with the drivers of construction vehicles to ensure they are aware of local danger zones on the roads and are driving safely at all times.