The turbine F18 is the first of the 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW units to be installed at the site some 120 kilometres offshore Yorkshire, UK, and the first to start producing power.
The electricity that will be generated by the turbines will pass through one of the wind farm’s three offshore substations, before being transmitted by three high voltage subsea export cables, via a reactive compensation substation (RCS), to shore.
Specifically, the offshore unit was transmitted from the pre-assembly site in Hull and installed by Fred.
In addition, half of the turbines are to be installed by Bold Tern, with the remaining half to be installed by A2SEA.
Hornsea One is scheduled for completion in 2020 when it will become the biggest wind farm in the world.
Ørsted owns the 50% of the offshore project, as the developer of the project, whereas Global Infrastructure Partners hold the remaining 50%.