Humber Gateway project timeline


Wind farm is complete and is generating energy.


Work begins on the installation of offshore cabling, the offshore substation and the commencement of wind turbines. The foundation installation will be complete.


The first foundations were installed between August and November followed by installation of the subsea Export cable.


Onshore cable installation and substation connection to National Grid starts and site is confirmed for the Operations and Maintenance base at Grimsby dock.


We received planning consents for the offshore works


We received planning permission for the onshore substation and cable spur.


We submitted our planning application for the onshore substation and cable spur.


We held three public exhibitions at Easington, Withernsea and Hedon and in April submitted our planning applications for the offshore wind farm and also for the onshore underground cable.


We prepared the environmental statement that accompanies our planning application. We also held five public exhibitions to give the local community an opportunity to learn more about our plans - at Skettling, Patrington and Hedon (along the proposed route of the underground cable), one at Withernsea on the Holderness coast, and one at Cleethorpes.


We continued our consultation with key statutory bodies, so we could better understand their concerns and address them as part of the proposed design.


We began more detailed investigations and extensive surveys to understand the local environment. This also helped us to determine that the offshore wind farm was feasible. 


We carried out a consultation to understand the views of key statutory bodies on Humber Gateway. This formed the basis of an initial Scoping Report and contained all the responses we received.

We assessed the Greater Wash and submitted a bid to the Crown Estate (the guardian of the seabed) for an offshore wind farm. The bid was accepted, enabling us to develop an option for the Humber Gateway site.

The Government identified three strategic areas suitable for offshore wind farm development. This was part of a national strategy under a process called the Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA).One of the areas that was selected called the 'Greater Wash' and includes the Holderness coast.