World’s fifth largest wind farm officially opened

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Orsted UK has officially launched the world’s fifth largest offshore wind farm, which will be maintained from Grimsby.

The Race Bank Project is a 573 MW offshore wind farm, which is around 75km2 in size.

It contains 91 turbines and two offshore substations connected by an interconnected cable and then running from each offshore substation is an export cable taking the power ashore to the onshore substation at Walpole.

The wind farm, which spans across The Wash will supply in excess of half a million households with power.

The offshore work first started in 2016, in which cables have been buried all along The Wash and the Orsted Grimsby East Coastal facility holds an SOV Vessel, which provides services to the Race Bank wind farm.

A spokesperson for Orsted said: “We’re delighted to officially open the Race Bank offshore wind farm today.

“It has been a massive construction project which has been completed on time and on budget – thank you to all the team.”