UK offshore wind farm uses HDD

A wind farm, offshore UK, awarded a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) contract on the project.

Hornsea 2, being constructed 89 km off the coast of Yorkshire, is planned to power more than 1.3 million homes by 2022.

With a capacity of 1.4GW, it will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

AMS Trenchless Specialists, based in Scunthorpe, will undertake HDD at the landfall site in Horseshoe Point, where the offshore and onshore cables meet.

The method was selected because of its ability to install pipe, duct and cables underground without disturbing surface structures, unlike traditional open trenching methods.

“We’re delighted to welcome another UK firm to join us in building the UK’s largest renewable energy project currently under construction,” said Hornsea 2 Project Director Duncan Clark.

AMS Trenchless Specialists Managing Director George Aitkenhead said HDD is efficient and an “environmentally friendly way to install this much needed infrastructure, while minimising disruption”.

The project began in July 2018 and is due for completion in September 2019.

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