With initial construction starting as far back as 2016, the 1.3GW project comprises 165 wind turbines and is located approximately 55 miles off the Yorkshire Coast.

Each turbine blade is 81m long, with the blade tips reaching more than 200m above sea level. A single revolution of the turbine blades is estimated to produce sufficient energy to power an average UK home for 24 hours. Around 242 miles (390km) of subsea export cables have also been installed.

The project is situated alongside its sister site, Hornsea 1, and together they can power 2.5 million homes. The UK has a stated ambition to have 50GW of offshore wind capacity in operation by 2030.

The Hornsea Zone, an area of the North Sea covering more than 2,000 sq km, is also set to include Hornsea 3. The 2.8GW project is planned to follow Hornsea 2, having been awarded a contract for difference from the UK government earlier this year.