By SSE - Equinor.

About the Project

Dogger Bank is the world’s biggest offshore wind farm under development. When complete it will be able to provide over 4.5 million UK homes with renewable electricity from the wind – around 5% of the UK’s electricity demand.
 
The wind farm will be constructed in three phases with each phase called:

Dogger Bank A
Dogger Bank B
Dogger Bank C

Each phase is located at least 130km off the North East coast of England and each will have an installed generation capacity of up to 1.2GW providing a combined installed capacity of up to 3.6GW.

News

Jan De Nul signs contract with Dogger Bank Wind Farm
7 August 2020

Dogger Bank Wind Farm has signed a contract with Jan De Nul Group for the transport and installation of GE Haliade-X offshore wind turbines at Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B, 130km off the Yorkshire coast, starting in 2023.

Please access the full press release here

Contract signed for transport and installation of Dogger Bank A foundations
31 July 2020

Dogger Bank Wind Farm has signed a contract with OHT for the transport and installation of foundations for the 1.2GW first phase of the project, Dogger Bank A.

Please access the full press release here

Saipem secured for Dogger Bank
22 July 2020

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is pleased to welcome Saipem to the world’s largest offshore wind farm project. Saipem has been contracted to transport and install two offshore platforms for the project’s first two phases.

Please access the full press release here

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

A draft Decommissioning Programme has been produced and sets out the details of the wind farms to be decommissioned and how they will be decommissioned. This will be submitted to the government for approval, but first we want to hear your comments by 26 June 2020. The Decommissioning Programme is available in The Consenting Process section of this website (below) along with its relevant appendices and how to get in touch.

Port of Tyne to become base for world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank
13 May 2020

Equinor and SSE Renewables, the two companies behind the world’s biggest offshore wind farm Dogger Bank, have today announced plans to build a new Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base at the Port of Tyne.

Please access the full press release here

Getting the name right
26 February 2020

To recognise the historic Doggerland area, we are changing the names of Creyke Beck A, Creyke Beck B and Teesside A, these will now be known as Dogger Bank A, Dogger Bank B and Dogger Bank C, respectively.

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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.

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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 Farm, 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.

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Dogger Bank Wind Farm announces OHT as preferred supplier for foundation installation
28 November 2019

Dogger Bank Wind Farm 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.

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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 Farm says, producing its first kWh is an ‘incredible milestone’ for a pioneering offshore wind farm development.

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Aibel and ABB to deliver power grid solution to Dogger Bank Wind Farm
30 October 2019

Dogger Bank Wind Farm 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.

Please access the full press release here

World’s largest jack-up installation vessel secured for Dogger Bank Wind Farm
22 October 2019

Dogger Bank Wind Farm 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.

Please access the full press release here

GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X turbines to be used by Dogger Bank Wind Farm
1 October 2019

Dogger Bank Wind Farm, 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.

Please access the full press release here

Dogger Bank Wind Farm successful in CfD auction
20 September 2019

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is 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.

Please access the full press release here

A joint venture between SSE and Equinor

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.

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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.

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Location

Project Location

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.

  • Teesside converter station
  • Creyke Beck converter station
  • Onshore export cable route
  • Offshore export cable route
  • Dogger Bank Round 3 Zone
  • Dogger Bank A
  • Dogger Bank B
  • Dogger Bank C
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The Consenting Process

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.

 

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:

FIND OUT MORE

 

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

The Projects

Dogger Bank A and B

The DCO granted permission for an installed capacity of up to 2.4GW 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 1.2GW each.

The two wind farms, which will be built in phases, are:

Dogger Bank A (previously known as Creyke Beck A)

This project is around 515km² and 131km from shore at its closest point.

Dogger Bank B (previously known as Creyke Beck B)

The largest in area with a size of 599km² and also 131km from shore at its nearest point.

For all documents relating to the Dogger Bank A and B Projects, please click here.

Dogger Bank C

Dogger Bank C (previously known as Teesside A) has a maximum installed capacity of up to 1.2GW. It is around 560km² in size, with its closest point from shore at 196km. The project will connect to the national grid at the existing Lackenby Substation in Teeside.

For all documents relating to the consents for Dogger Bank C, please click here.

innogy has taken full ownership of the project previously known as Teesside B which has since been renamed Sofia Offshore Wind Farm.

Downloads

Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farms – who are SSE and Equinor?

The story so far and a closer look at Dogger Bank

The project at a glance – the three wind farms

What preparation has been done so far?

Onshore construction – the landfall and underground cabling

Onshore construction – the convertor station site

Offshore construction – what’s involved?

What’s next for the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farms projects?

Get involved

The Dogger Bank project represents a potential multi billion pound investment at each of the three phases. Dogger Bank Wind Farm has an overall objective to enhance competition and maximise UK content during both construction and the long term operational life of the wind farm.

In May 2018, we held a Meet the Buyer event where around 300 businesses were able to meet the Dogger Bank team to provide information about their services and find out how they might become involved in the project.

We plan to hold further Meet the Buyer events in due course which will be advertised locally, here on this website and on our Twitter feed.

We have also held public information events, the most recent being in November 2019. We will advertise any further information events on this website, in local media and on our Twitter feed.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the project, please email: info@doggerbankwindfarms.com

If you have any questions about becoming involved in the project, please email: supplychain@doggerbankwindfarms.com

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