Hornsea Two topsides ready for shipping to Europe

Hornsea Two topsides ready for shipping to Europe

United Heavy Transport, a specialized heavy marine transport and installation contractor, oversaw the loadout of topside modules for the Hornsea 2 project in Singapore. 

Loaded onboard Guangzhou Salvage’s 30,000 DWT semi submersible vessel Hua Hai Long, the topsides are ready for shipping to Europe. According to the AIS data, the vessel is still in Singapore waiting to start its journey to Europe with the offshore substation (OSS) and reactive compensation station (RCS) topsides onboard.

Hornsea Two offshore wind farm is located approximately 89 km (55.3 miles) off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea and adjacent to Hornsea One, the world’s largest offshore wind farm. Hornsea Two will span an offshore area of 462 square kilometres.

At 1.4 GW, Hornsea Two will overtake Hornsea One as the world’s biggest offshore wind farm. The project will use 165 Siemens Gamesa 8MW SG 8.0-167 DD turbines which will deliver 20 percent more annual output than those used for Hornsea One, according to the project website. The majority of the blades will be delivered from the Siemens Gamesa factory in Hull. The offshore substation that Hua Hai Long will be shipping to Europe is the world’s largest offshore substation.

The project developer, Orsted, aims to have the Hornsea Two project up and running in 2022.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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