Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm

Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm

Hornsea Project One is a large offshore wind farm proposed for 40 miles off the Yorkshire coast. Project One is the first phase of a larger development of the Hornsea Offshore Wind Zone, and could deliver up to 1.2 GW of installed capacity.   

Socio-economic impacts need to be fully understood as part of the planning process and Regeneris was appointed to assess these socio-economic impacts and draft the relevant chapters of the development’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). As part of our work, we developed a bespoke economic impact model to assess the employment and GVA impacts that would be associated with the construction, operation and decommissioning phases of the wind farm. We also explored the potential supply chain and labour market impacts of the development in local areas and the actions needed to maximise the share of benefits that could be captured locally.  

Regeneris provided expert witness support at open floor and issue specific hearings and facilitated meetings between the developer and the Humber LEP, to agree potential actions to maximise economic benefit.

Economic research and evidence to support case making for a major offshore wind project.

Client

Smart Wind and RPL