Building the world’s largest offshore wind farm

Located 60 miles off the North East coast of England, Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be capable of powering 4.5 million British homes

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The projects

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is an offshore wind farm being developed in three phases – Dogger Bank A, Dogger Bank B and Dogger Bank C – located between 130km and 190km from the North East coast of England at their nearest points.

Collectively they will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Each phase will have an installed generation capacity of up to 1.2GW and represents a multi-billion pound investment. Combined, they will have an installed capacity of up to 3.6GW and will be capable of powering up to 4.5 million homes.

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A joint venture partnership

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is a Joint Venture Partnership between SSE Renewables and Equinor, each with a 50% share. SSE Renewables will lead on the construction phase of each project and Equinor will lead on operating Dogger Bank during its 25 year lifespan.

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Planning and consents

A Development Consent Order (DCO) application for the Dogger Bank Project was made and achieved by Forewind, the then consortium between SSE, Statoil (now Equinor), Statkraft and innogy.

We have a number of planning applications and consultations underway. Click below for more information.

Dogger Bank C and Sofia joint application for planning permission to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council – 10 September 2020

Planning permission is sought for a temporary construction access into the onshore converter station site on the periphery of Wilton International.

The access will serve as a construction access of DBC and Sofia’s onshore converter stations and cable laying works west of that area.

The access will be removed and land reinstated when both wind farms are commissioned.

Copies of the documents submitted to the Council are available here:

Supporting Statement
Enabling Works Drawings
Highway Access Appraisal
Flood Risk Statement
Ecological Report

Comments on application can be lodged with RCBC as follows:

Send your comments to the Development Management section:

E-mail: planning_admin@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Postal address: Development Management Section, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Redcar and Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, Yorkshire TS10 1RT

 

Non-Material Change Application – 13 May 2020

We have jointly submitted a Non-Material Change application with innogy, developers of the neighbouring Sofia offshore wind farm (formerly know as the Teesside B Offshore Wind Farm). You can find out more about the Non-Material Change application here:

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Dogger Bank A and B Cable Amendments Application – 21 May 2020 (Updated 2 July 2020)

As part of ongoing measures to maximise project efficiencies and alleviate concerns of affected stakeholders, the Dogger Bank Projcos have undertaken a detailed design process to refine the locations of the onshore cables. For Dogger Bank A & B, some of these design improvements are located adjacent to but outside of the Order Limits (the area within which the Projcos are permitted to install and operate the cables) and therefore require a separate planning consent. Planning applications have recently been submitted to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council for 12 minor amendments to the consented cable corridor.

Copies of the documents submitted to the Council are available here:

Download zip file (23.2mb)

The Council is accepting consultation responses for the application on the planning portal.

Comments can also be sent directly to the Projcos via: info@doggerbankwindfarms.com

 

Dogger Bank A & B draft Decommissioning Programme now open for consultation – 28 May 2020

A draft Decommissioning Programme has been produced in line with Requirement 10 of the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck Offshore Wind Farm Order 2015 (the DCO) as amended.

The draft Decommissioning Programme sets out the details of the wind farms to be decommissioned and how they will be decommissioned. This programme will be submitted to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for approval, prior to offshore construction works for Dogger Bank A & B (formerly Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A & B) commencing.

In line with BEIS’s guidance Decommissioning of Offshore Renewable Energy Installations under The Energy Act 2004: Guidance notes for industry (England and Wales), the Decommissioning Programme is available for comments from interested parties. This consultation is to ensure that the process of preparing the Decommissioning Programme is open and transparent. 

Please send any comments about the Decommissioning Programme by email to: info@doggerbankwindfarms.com. Please quote “Dogger Bank A & B Decommissioning Programme” on any correspondence. Comments received in response to the consultation will be handled in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. The individual comments will be published on the Projects’ website, however this will not include any personal information.

Consultation on the Decommissioning Programme will be open until 26 June 2020.

Download Draft Decommissioning Programme

 

Dogger Bank C Non-Material Change Application – 5 June 2020

We have submitted a Non-Material Change application for the offshore works. You can find out more about the application here:

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Dogger Bank C/Sofia Onshore Works Application – 10 July 2020 (Updated 21 July 2020)

Dogger Bank C Offshore Wind Farm (formerly known as Dogger Bank Teesside A) and Sofia Offshore Wind Farm (wholly owned by RWE formerly Innogy) have jointly applied to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council (RBC) for consent for five areas of alternative or additional infrastructure to the consented 9km of buried onshore grid connection spanning from the landfall for Dogger Bank Wind Farm C and Sofia Offshore Wind Farm to the National Grid at Lackenby Substation.

Copies of the documents submitted to the Council are available here:

Environmental Appraisal

Environmental Appraisal Figures

Planning Statement (including Design and Access Statement and Statement of Community Involvement)

Technical Report Appendices:

Landscape and Visual Appraisal
Flood Risk Assessment
Hydrology Assessment
Land Quality Assessment
Annex A Ecological Survey Report
Ecology Assessment
Land Use Assessment
Archaeological Assessment
Annex B Transport Assessment
Transport and Access Assessment
Noise Assessment
Air Quality Assessment

The Council is accepting consultation responses for the application on the planning portal.

Comments can also be sent directly to the Projcos via: info@doggerbankwindfarms.com

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