Offshore wind team embraces Christmas Jumper Day as they face festivities in the field

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 15 Dec 2017

Christmas Jumper Day has reached Race Bank offshore wind farm, 17 miles off the Lincolnshire coast! 

The team from Orsted are out in the field until December 27, making sure the major investment can help power the ovens to cook Christmas dinners of the future, as construction reaches a climax on the 573MW array.

This summer it propelled the town's installed capacity past the 1GW milestone, as it has been powered up as it has been built out. Now it is virtually complete, having been co-ordinated from the dedicated construction base in Port of Grimsby East.

The 91 turbines will be operated and maintained from the expanding facility across at Royal Dock, already home to Westermost Rough.

Next year will see offshore construction of Hornsea Project One begin, the first Round Three farm out of the Humber. At 1.2GW, more than double Race Bank, it will become the world's largest offshore wind farm, ahead of Hornsea Project Two (1.4GW) which has been lined up to follow.  

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