The Zone

The 4GW Hornsea Zone is adjacent to the River Humber, 200km South of Newcastle and 75km north of The Wash. The East Riding of Yorkshire coast lies 31km to the west of the Zone’s boundary and the Zone’s eastern boundary is 1 km from the median line between UK and Netherlands waters.

Key Facts:

  • The Hornsea Zone has the potential to provide enough electricity to meet approximately 4% of all electricity demand in the UK and power approximately 3 million homes. 
  • The UK goal for renewable electricity generation is approximately 30%. Hornsea's offshore generation could account for approximately 12% of that target.
  • The width of the Hornsea Zone is approximately equivalent to the width of the UK from Liverpool to Hull.
  • The total Zone area is 4,735 km².
  • The Zone lies between 31km and 190km off the Yorkshire coast.
  • Water depths across the Zone are predominantly between 30 and 40m, with maximum depths to 70m.

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  • The Zone is adjacent to the River Humber, 200km south of Newcastle and 75km north of The Wash.  
  • The Humber estuary is triangulated by three main population centres, Hull to the north, Grimsby to the southeast and Scunthorpe to the southwest. 

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SMart Futures at Oasis Academy Immingham
 

Working with Humber University Training College (UTC)

Working with Humber University Training College (UTC)
 

Project One Examination Report is submitted to the Secretary of State

Project One Examination Report is submitted to the Secretary of State
 

Project Two Further Onshore Consultation

Project Two Further Onshore Consultation
 

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Project Two Pre-application Consultation

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About The Zone

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