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U.K. Approves Dong Energy’s Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm

The U.K. government gave the go-ahead for the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, a 6 billion-pound ($7.8 billion) project in the North Sea by Danish utility Dong Energy A/S.

“Britain is a global leader in offshore wind, and we’re determined to be one of the leading destinations for investment in renewable energy, which means jobs and economic growth right across the country,” Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said Tuesday in a statement on his department’s website.

At 1.8 gigawatts, Hornsea Project Two will surpass the 1.2-gigawatt Hornsea Project One, which has been approved but is not yet built. The project is about 89 kilometers off the Yorkshire coast in northwest England, and will create almost 2,000 construction jobs and 580 operations and maintenance posts, according to the statement.

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