We’ve got the power
The world’s largest installed offshore wind farm, Hornsea 2, became operational during 2022 and it’s being protected from the ravages of the North Sea by our high-performance epoxy technology.
Located around 89 kilometers off the east coast of England, all 165 of its giant 8MW turbines feature our International branded Interzone 954 coatings on their foundations. The product has firmly established itself as the go-to solution for engineers and fabrication yards when it comes to protecting assets against demanding offshore conditions.
Hornsea 2 has the capacity to produce more than 1.3 gigawatts of energy – enough to power more than 1.4 million homes. The project follows on from the successful 2021 completion of Hornsea 1 – previous holder of the world’s biggest offshore wind farm title. Its 174 7MW turbines, also coated by AkzoNobel, already supply power to around a million homes in the UK.
“It’s fantastic to be involved in such an ambitious project with this kind of size and scale,” says Simon Parker, Director of AkzoNobel’s Marine and Protective Coatings business. “As the world moves to a more sustainable future, it’s essential that vital infrastructure isn’t just fit for purpose, but is equipped for the long term as well.
“That’s where epoxy technology – and in particular our Interzone range – plays such a vital role as the go-to technology for this industry. It’s one of the most trusted products for protecting structures operating in the harshest environments and has more than 30 years of proven performance, while also protecting over 4,000 offshore wind assets worldwide.”