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Humber Gateway

Humber Gateway offshore wind farm is situated 8km off Holderness coast. It was constructed by E.ON’s subsidiary, Humber Wind, at an estimated cost of £700m and was completed ahead of schedule in April 2015. The total construction period was over 3 years, including both offshore construction and the construction of an onshore substation. The electricity generated by the farm is connected to the National Grid at Saltend, near Hull. The wind farm has a total of 73 wind turbines used to power up to 170,000 homes around the UK, which is around one and a half times the size of Hull. The total area of the wind farm covers almost 2,500 hectares in 15m deep waters with 3 meteorological masts installed to measure wind speeds, and monitor weather conditions in real-time.

The contract to build the wind farm was won by CG (Avantha) in 2012 who designed the installation of both the onshore and offshore substations of the project. Supply of the 132kV submarine export cables was accomplished by ABB Group in March 2012, and early 2013 saw the contract of building the turbine monopile foundations split between TAG Energy Solutions and Sif.

The wind farm is operated and maintained out of the port of Grimsby.

Number of Turbines: 73

Power Generated (in MW): 219