DONG Energy committed to proactive engagement with local communities

15.09.2016 15:00

​​DONG Energy is to hold two community events in Grimsby and Stallingborough to give local people a chance to find out more about Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.


The exhibitions will provide members of the local community with an opportunity to find out more about the onshore cable installation works. Members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions about the construction works.

 

 
With a capacity of 1.2 gigawatts (GW), when built Hornsea Project One will be the world's largest offshore wind farm by a considerable margin, capable of providing enough renewable energy for well over 1 million homes.


Duncan Clark, programme director, said: “We know how important it is to engage with the community at every stage of the project, listen to their views and give them the opportunity to meet some of the project team. We want people to feel informed about the project and to know where to go if they have any questions. We strongly urge anyone who is interested to come see us and find out more.”


Hornsea Project One will span a huge area of approximately 407 square kilometres, which is over five times the size of the city of Hull. The offshore wind farm will use 7 megawatt (MW) wind turbines, with each one 190 metres tall – larger than the Gherkin building in London.


The project has the potential to create around 2,000 jobs during its construction phase with up to 300 additional jobs supported directly and indirectly throughout its operational phase.


Information about the events:


Tuesday 27th September, 16:00 – 19:00
Waltham Windmill Golf Club
Cheapside
Waltham
Grimsby
DN37 0HT

 

Wednesday 28th September, 16:00 – 19:00
Stallingborough Village Hall,
Station Road,
Stallingborough,
North East Lincolnshire,
DN41 8AP

 

The events are free to attend and there is no requirement to book in advance.


For more information about the project visit www.hornseaprojectone.co.uk  call the Freephone information line on 08001114478 or email HornseaProjectOne@dongenergy.co.uk