Top 10 largest proposed offshore wind farms

Blog | 2021-05-05

Top 10 largest proposed offshore wind farms

The majority of traditional energy sources use resources that aren’t renewable. The development of industries and human population growth will only increase energy demand in the future. At some point, these non-renewable resources will run out.

On the other hand, wind energy is renewable and can be used indefinitely. The wind is a natural phenomenon caused by different pressures in the atmosphere. As long as this continues to happen, we can safely utilize wind energy for electricity.

Here are some of the biggest offshore wind farms that have been proposed.

1.Sinan Korea Offshore

Country: South Korea    

Capacity: 8,200 MW

Project approved in 2021. Expected to be completed by 2030 and help create around 120,000 jobs. Estimated cost: 36 billion €.

2. IJmuiden Ver

Country: Netherlands

Capacity: 4,000 MW

IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Zone (IJVWFZ) is located 33.4 nautical miles (62 km) off the west coast of the Netherlands. There will be 4 wind farm sites designated within the IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Zone: IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Site I, II, III, and IV. The Dutch Government will issue 2 tenders for the permits to develop the sites.

3. Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind

Country: United States

Capacity: 2,640 MW (Phase 1 (880 MW), Phase 2 (880 MW), Phase 3 (880 MW))

The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project is the first approved by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the second offshore wind farm constructed in the US. It is also the nation’s first offshore wind project owned by an electric utility company.

4. Hornsea Project Three

Country: United Kingdom

Capacity: 2,400 MW

The wind farm will be capable of generating at least 2,400 MW of green electricity, enough to meet the average daily needs of well over 2 million homes.

5. Formosa III

Country: Taiwan              

Capacity: 2,000 MW

Formosa 3 (Haiding) Offshore Wind Project includes Haiding 1, Haiding 2 and Haiding 3, a total of 3 offshore wind farms, located 35-60km off the coast of Changhua at County, Taiwan, with a total potential capacity of up to 2GW.

6. Hollandse Kust Zuid Holland (phases 1-4)

Country: Netherlands

Capacity: 1,400 MW

The 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid will be the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands and the world once fully operational in 2023.

Vattenfall was awarded the contract to build Hollandse Kust Zuid after the company emerged as the winner of two subsidy-free tenders in 2018 and 2019.

7. Moray Firth

Country: United Kingdom

Capacity: 1,866 MW (Moray East (1,116 MW), Moray West (750 MW))

Moray Offshore Renewable Power’s two offshore wind projects – Moray East and Moray West are being developed to provide a secure, reliable source of energy without creating greenhouse gasses associated with global warming, and without producing nuclear waste.

8. East Anglia

Country: United Kingdom

Capacity: 3,100 MW

East Anglia TWO – Development Phase (up to 900 MW), East Anglia THREE – Consent Given (up to 1,400 MW), East Anglia ONE North – Development Phase (up to 800MW)

9. Dogger Bank

Country: United Kingdom

Capacity: 3,600 MW

Each phase will have an installed generation capacity of up to 1.2GW and represents a multi-billion pound investment. Combined, they will have an installed capacity of up to 3.6GW and can power up to 6 million homes.

10. Berwick Bank and Marr Bank offshore wind

Country: United Kingdom

Capacity: 4.100 MW

Located in the North Sea, in the outer Firth of Forth, Berwick Bank and Marr Bank offshore wind developments have the potential to deliver up to 4.1GW of installed capacity, making them Scotland’s largest offshore wind farms.

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