DONG Energy to build this offshore wind farm (OWF) located in the North Sea off the British east coast.
The construction will represent a total investment of approximately EUR 1 billion including the construction of the transmission assets. When the wind farm goes into operation, the transmission assets will be sold to an offshore transmission operator, as required by UK regulation.
Westermost Rough will consist of 35 turbines from Siemens Wind Power, each of 6.0 megawatt, with a total capacity of 210 megawatt. It will be able to supply CO2-free power corresponding to the annual power consumption of almost 210,000 British households.
“With the decision to build Westermost Rough, we expand our position as world leading in the development, construction and maintaining of offshore wind farms,” said Henrik Poulsen, CEO of DONG Energy. he size and location of the project is very well suited as the first large scale project with the new Siemens 6 megawatt turbine. We are sure that this project is a good foundation in our continuous work to bring down the cost of offshore wind."
The Westermost Rough offshore wind farm will be situated 8 km off the Yorkshire Coast, east of Hull.
Offshore construction of the wind farm will begin in first half of 2014 and it is expected to be fully commissioned in the first half of 2015.