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Balfour wins contract on world’s largest offshore wind farm

Offshore wins

Balfour Beatty will build the substation for the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

The construction firm announced that it has won the multi-million pound contract for the 1.4 gigawatt Hornsea Two offshore wind farm, off the north east coast.

The firm are already working on the Hornsea One project in a similar capacity under agreement with Danish wind developer Orsted.

Project director for Hornsea One and Two 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.”

The onshore substation should be completed by 2020, and will be based in Hornsea in East Riding.

Balfour Beatty managing director for the north and midlands Thomas Edgcumbe added: “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.”

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