Humber Gateway approved

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Adam Barber
February 11, 2011
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Humber Gateway approved

The approval of the Humber Gateway wind farm is a significant – if not unsurprising – milestone in the evolution of offshore wind.

Naturally E.ON and the British government are keen to wax lyrical about the deal, with each keen to out do the other party on the myriad of benefits that it brings to the table. And to be fair to both parties – this is indeed a reason to celebrate.

1,000 jobs are due to be created throughout the two year construction phase, with further opportunities for ongoing service and maintenance contracts thereafter. But that’s not the really interesting bit.

No, the element that has real significance concerns the 19 miles of cabling required to hook the farm up to the mainland. Unglamorous it may be but is this the catalyst for the super grid?

The approval of the Humber Gateway wind farm is a significant – if not unsurprising – milestone in the evolution of offshore wind.

Naturally E.ON and the British government are keen to wax lyrical about the deal, with each keen to out do the other party on the myriad of benefits that it brings to the table. And to be fair to both parties – this is indeed a reason to celebrate.

1,000 jobs are due to be created throughout the two year construction phase, with further opportunities for ongoing service and maintenance contracts thereafter. But that’s not the really interesting bit.

No, the element that has real significance concerns the 19 miles of cabling required to hook the farm up to the mainland. Unglamorous it may be but is this the catalyst for the super grid?

The approval of the Humber Gateway wind farm is a significant – if not unsurprising – milestone in the evolution of offshore wind.

Naturally E.ON and the British government are keen to wax lyrical about the deal, with each keen to out do the other party on the myriad of benefits that it brings to the table. And to be fair to both parties – this is indeed a reason to celebrate.

1,000 jobs are due to be created throughout the two year construction phase, with further opportunities for ongoing service and maintenance contracts thereafter. But that’s not the really interesting bit.

No, the element that has real significance concerns the 19 miles of cabling required to hook the farm up to the mainland. Unglamorous it may be but is this the catalyst for the super grid?

The approval of the Humber Gateway wind farm is a significant – if not unsurprising – milestone in the evolution of offshore wind.

Naturally E.ON and the British government are keen to wax lyrical about the deal, with each keen to out do the other party on the myriad of benefits that it brings to the table. And to be fair to both parties – this is indeed a reason to celebrate.

1,000 jobs are due to be created throughout the two year construction phase, with further opportunities for ongoing service and maintenance contracts thereafter. But that’s not the really interesting bit.

No, the element that has real significance concerns the 19 miles of cabling required to hook the farm up to the mainland. Unglamorous it may be but is this the catalyst for the super grid?

The approval of the Humber Gateway wind farm is a significant – if not unsurprising – milestone in the evolution of offshore wind.

Naturally E.ON and the British government are keen to wax lyrical about the deal, with each keen to out do the other party on the myriad of benefits that it brings to the table. And to be fair to both parties – this is indeed a reason to celebrate.

1,000 jobs are due to be created throughout the two year construction phase, with further opportunities for ongoing service and maintenance contracts thereafter. But that’s not the really interesting bit.

No, the element that has real significance concerns the 19 miles of cabling required to hook the farm up to the mainland. Unglamorous it may be but is this the catalyst for the super grid?

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