Wind Energy – Hornsea 3
Swiss-headquartered technology company Hitachi Energy has won a major order from Ørsted to provide two high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems to transmit emission-free electricity from the Hornsea 3 wind farm.
With more than 200 wind turbines installed across almost 700 square kilometers, this will be the single largest offshore wind farm in the world. This project is a significant step towards the British Energy Security Strategy of sourcing up to 50 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2030.
Hitachi Energy has supported Ørsted with the grid connection of Hornsea One and Hornsea Two, but Hornsea 3 will be the first phase to use HVDC application in the Hornsea cluster.
The overall HVDC system, including the offshore platform, is delivered in partnership with Aibel.