1 billion Euro Wind farm to be built off Hull coast

DONG Energy is to build a windfarm 8km off the Yorkshire coast east of Hull. The Westermost Rough wind farm will supply enough power for over 200,000 households. Construction will begin in the first half of 2014 and is expected to be completed by the first half of 2015.

“The size and location of the project is very well suited as the first large scale project with the new Siemens 6 megawatt turbine. We are sure that this project is a good foundation in our continuous work to bring down the cost of offshore wind.

The UK offshore wind market is the biggest in the world and we are confident that the UK market will continue to be a very interesting market to the offshore wind industry.”

– Henrik Poulsen, CEO of DONG Energy