Ørsted adjusts Hornsea Three cable route
Ørsted has requested comments on the proposed changes on the land and sea cable corridor for the Hornsea project. Following statutory consultation on the project from July to September 2017, Ørsted identified places where the cables must be placed in addition to the first proposed corridors.
"This consultation round, open until 22 December, is aimed at those who either have an interest in the country and/or are affected by work that has now been proposed in addition to the previously proposed areas or are interested in land areas that were determined after the previous consultation round," says Ørsted.
The previous consultation round included a 1.5-kilometer-wide corridor for the sea cable and a 200-meter-wide corridor on land, where an 80-meter-wide, refined land cable corridor along with associated access roads and storage areas would be located.
Ørsted now proposes to work beyond the 200-meter-wide land cable corridor and two potential sea cable routes outside the demarcation area that was presented earlier this year. The developer has also identified new access routes, potential storage areas, and possible land corridor discrepancies.
Fully developed, Hornsea Project Three will generate up to 2.4 GW of electricity. The project is currently in the pre-application phase, with a DCO application for development permission, expected to come in the second quarter of 2018.
Source: Offshore Wind / Maritime Denmark