Located off the Yorkshire coast within the Hornsea Zone in the southern North Sea, the Hornsea Project One will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm upon completion.

Under the contract, Babcock will build a reactive compensation station to enable clean electricity transmission to shore by the offshore wind farm.
Planned to be installed between the offshore wind farm and shore, the station will enable the high voltage AC system to work with cable lengths.

Dong Energy Hornsea Project One program director Duncan Clark said: "Dong Energy is absolutely committed to investing in the UK and we are delighted to be working with Babcock on this world first structure which will play an important part of the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

"As well as generating clean, green energy for well over one million UK homes, Hornsea Project One is also providing a real boost to the UK supply chain."

Babcock will commence construction of the reactive compensation station at its Rosyth facilities starting this summer and complete in 2018.

Babcock energy and marine business managing director Ian Donnelly said: "This contract will sustain around 100 jobs within our operation here.

"Our team’s commitment to engineering excellence and focus on safe and effective delivery for our customers makes Babcock the ideal partner for major projects such as Hornsea Project One.

"This is a significant development for the UK’s renewables sector and Babcock is delighted to be playing its part in it."

Upon commissioning in 2020, the project is expected to generate clean electricity required to power over 1 million UK homes.