Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) confirmed today it has been selected to supply turbines for the world’s biggest offshore wind farm.

The Hornsea Project Two wind farm – from Danish energy giant Ørsted – will be located off the east coast of England. It will generate energy equivalent to the annual power needs of 1.3 million households when it comes online in 2022.

“We are very pleased that Ørsted has placed its trust in Siemens Gamesa once again. Hornsea Project Two will be a benchmark in Europe, not only on account of its size but also its technology. Siemens Gamesa will install the newest model from its offshore platform at this facility. The SG 8.0-167 boosts annual output by 20% and offers higher returns,” said Andreas Nauen, Offshore CEO at SGRE.

The scale of this project emphasises the rude health of the European wind energy industry, with figures out this week showing record levels of capacity were added last year across the continent.