Dogger Bank Wind Farms consist of three offshore wind farm projects, Creyke Beck A and B, and Teesside A, located around 130km off the North East coast. Each project will have a capacity of up to 1.2 GW.
Construction commences for Dogger Bank
17 January 2020
One of the UK’s leading civil engineering contractors puts first spade in the ground as construction kicks off for world’s largest offshore wind farm. Jones Bros are delighted to have been awarded the contract to install the onshore cable infrastructure and have begun construction this week near the coastal village of Ulrome, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
Celebrating the Haliade-X
18 December 2019
Yesterday, the inauguration of world’s most powerful turbine, GE’s Haliade-X, was held in Rotterdam. The turbine will be powering Dogger Bank Wind Farms, a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor, the first project in Europe to deploy the 12MW machine that has been named one of the Best 100 inventions of 2019 by Time Magazine.
Dogger Bank Wind Farms announces OHT as preferred supplier for foundation installation
28 November 2019
Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farms is delighted to announce OHT as its preferred supplier for foundation installation at the pioneering offshore wind farm. The offshore wind farm, a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor, is one of the most innovative offshore wind developments in the world, utilising state-of-the-art technology to deliver the 3.6GW wind farm.
First power for the world’s most powerful turbine
7 November 2019
The world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW, has produced its first power. As Steve Wilson, Project Director of Dogger Bank Wind Farms says, producing its first kWh is an ‘incredible milestone’ for a pioneering offshore wind farm development.
Aibel and ABB to deliver power grid solution to Dogger Bank Wind Farms
30 October 2019
Dogger Bank Wind Farms has unveiled Aibel and ABB as suppliers of its offshore converter platform and HVDC power transmission system, providing the power grid solution that will connect the world’s largest offshore wind farm to the UK transmission network.
World’s largest jack-up installation vessel secured for Dogger Bank Wind Farms
22 October 2019
Dogger Bank Wind Farms is delighted to welcome Jan De Nul’s Voltaire to the project. The Jan De Nul-owned Voltaire, a new offshore jack-up installation vessel, with a lifting capacity of over 3,000 tonnes and standing taller than the Eiffel tower, is the largest of its kind in the world. The Voltaire will transport and install the world’s largest offshore wind turbines, GE’s Haliade-X, at Dogger Bank, which sits 130km off the Yorkshire coast. When complete, Dogger Bank will generate enough energy to power over 4.5 million homes every year – around 5% of the UK’s electricity needs.
GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X turbines to be used by Dogger Bank Wind Farms
1 October 2019
Dogger Bank Wind Farms, which is developing what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm when built, has today unveiled GE Renewable Energy as its preferred turbine supplier. Under the new deal, GE Renewable Energy will supply Dogger Bank with its next generation of offshore technology, the ground-breaking Haliade-X turbine, bringing the world’s most powerful wind turbine to the world’s largest wind farm.
Dogger Bank Wind Farms successful in CfD auction
20 September 2019
Dogger Bank Wind Farms are delighted to announce their success in securing 3.6GW of contracts in the latest Contracts for Difference (CfDs) Allocation Round, the UK Government auction for renewable power.
SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy across the UK and Ireland, with a portfolio of around 4GW of onshore wind, offshore wind and hydro. Part of the FTSE-listed SSE plc, its strategy is to drive the transition to a zero-carbon future through the world class development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets. SSE Renewables owns nearly 2GW of onshore wind capacity with over 1GW under development. Its 1,450MW hydro portfolio includes 300MW of pumped storage and 750MW of flexible hydro. Its offshore wind portfolio consists of 580MW across three offshore sites, two of which it operates on behalf of its joint venture partners. SSE Renewables has the largest offshore wind development pipeline in the UK and Ireland at over 7GW.
Equinor is developing as a broad energy company, building a material position in renewable energy.
Equinor now powers more than one million European homes with renewable offshore wind from four offshore wind farms in the United Kingdom and Germany.
Equinor is building material offshore wind clusters in the UK, the US North East and in the Baltics. The company commissioned the world’s first floating offshore wind farm in 2017 off the coast of Scotland and is positioned for future floating wind options in several geographies, including UK, Norway and Asia.
Dogger Bank sits as an isolated topographic high within the central to southern North Sea spanning UK, German, Danish and Dutch waters.
The remains of mammals, evidence of human activity and vegetation have told archaeologists that the general area was, for a period of time, a land mass connecting the UK to mainland Europe, known as Doggerland. As the sea level rose after the last glaciation (ice age), it gradually became an island, until it was completely covered by water some time between 8000 and 5500 years ago.
The Dogger Bank Zone, located between 125 and 290km off the east coast of Yorkshire, extends over approximately 8660km². Water depth ranges from 18m to 63m.
A Development Consent Order (DCO) application for the Dogger Bank Project was made and achieved by Forewind, a consortium between SSE, Statoil (now Equinor), Statkraft and innogy. Work began on the project in 2010 and the second of the two 2.4 GW consents was received in August 2015.
The DCO granted permission for an installed capacity of up to 2.4 GW to connect into the existing Creyke Beck substation near Cottingham, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The consent comprised of two offshore wind farms with an installed capacity of up to 1.2 GW each.
Those two proposed wind farms are:
This project is around 515km² and 131km from shore at its closest point.
The largest in area with a size of 599km² and also 131km from shore at its closest point.
For all documents relating to the consents for the Creyke Beck Projects, please click here.
Dogger Bank Teesside A was progressed through to a consent by Forewind and has a maximum installed capacity of 1.2 GW. It is around 560km² in size, with closest point from shore at 196km. The project will connect to the national grid at the existing Lackenby Substation in Teesside.
For all documents relating to the consents for the Teesside Projects, please click here.
innogy has taken full ownership of Teesside B which has since been renamed Sofia Offshore Wind Farm.
Each Dogger Bank project represents a potential multi billion investment, and Dogger Bank Wind Farms has an overall objective to enhance competition and maximise UK content. On 23 May 2018, Dogger Bank Wind Farms held a Meet the Buyer event, which was an initial opportunity for around 300 businesses to meet the Dogger Bank Wind Farms team, find out what they had to offer and what they may be able to contribute to the project. Further Meet the Buyer events will be held in due course.
We would like to thank everyone who came to our public information sessions held in January and November 2019. Around 100 people came along to various locations throughout the East Riding of Yorkshire to hear more about the projects and to meet the team.
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