02 Feb 15 Projects England

SMart Wind submits Project Two of the Hornsea Zone to the Planning Inspectorate

SMart Wind (a joint venture between Mainstream and Siemens Financial Services) has submitted the application for the Project Two offshore wind farm to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) for consent determination. PINS will have until 27th February to decide whether to accept the application. The application documents as submitted will be available on the PINS website during the acceptance period. Project Two, the second offshore wind farm SMart Wind is developing in the Hornsea Zone, will comprise up to 360 turbines and is located approximately 89km off the Yorkshire coast. When complete, it will deliver up to 1,800MW of electricity and bring low carbon power to the UK and the opportunity for economic growth in the Humber region. SMart Wind expects a recommendation by PINS, and decision by the Secretary of State for Energy, by mid-2016.