A joint venture partnership

The partners

Dogger Bank is being developed in three 1.2GW phases : Dogger Bank A, B and C.

It is a joint venture partnership between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Eni Plenitude (20%).

SSE Renewables is leading on the development and construction of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, and Equinor will operate the wind farm on completion for its expected operational life of around 35 years.

SSE Renewables.

SSE Renewables

SSE Renewables is a leading developer, owner 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 net zero future through the world class development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets.

SSE Renewables owns nearly 2GW of operational onshore wind capacity with over 1GW under development. Its 1,459MW hydro portfolio includes 300MW of pumped storage and 750MW of flexible hydro. Its operational offshore wind portfolio consists of 487MW across two offshore joint venture sites, Beatrice and Greater Gabbard, both of which it operates on behalf of its asset partners.

SSE Renewables has the largest offshore wind development pipeline across the UK and Ireland at up to 7GW, of which around 2.6GW is in construction or consented. It is currently constructing the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea, a joint venture with Equinor. It is also building Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, the 1.1GW Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm in the Firth of Forth, which is a joint venture with Total.

SSE Renewables is a Principal Partner to the UK Government for COP26 UN climate summit taking place in Glasgow in November 2021.

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Equinor

Equinor

Equinor is the UK’s leading energy provider, supplying electricity, natural gas and oil, and aims to reach net zero emissions globally by 2050. A broad energy company, Equinor has been operating in the UK for nearly 40 years. Headquartered in Norway, the company employs 22,000 people globally, and over 650 in the UK. Equinor supports the UK economy by investing billions in crucial energy infrastructure, working with over 700 suppliers across the country.  

Equinor has plans to reach an installed net capacity of 12-16 GW of renewable energy by 2030, with two-thirds of this capacity coming from offshore wind. 

Equinor currently operates two offshore wind farms off the East Coast of England, Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal. The company is a pioneer in floating wind technology and has installed the world’s first wind farm, Hywind Scotland, off the coast of Peterhead. Hywind Scotland is combined with Batwind, the world’s first co-located storage facility for an offshore wind farm. In partnership with SSE Renewables and Eni Plenitude, Equinor is building the largest offshore wind farm in the world, Dogger Bank, off the North East coast of England. 

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Eni Plenitude

Plenitude is a unique Energy Benefit Company that integrates production from renewables, the sale of gas and electricity, energy services and a large network of electric vehicle charging points. It currently provides electricity and gas to over 10 million households and businesses across Europe. All retail power customers will be provided with carbon neutral electricity from this year onwards.

To meet the growing demand for green energy, Plenitude is developing solar and wind projects, with 6GW capacity expected to be in place by 2025 and more than 15GW by 2030, from 1.1GW today. Through its subsidiary Be Charge, Plenitude owns a network of over 7,000 EV charging points that will be expanded to both Italy and Europe, with over 27,000 charging points planned by 2025 and over 30,000 by 2030. Plenitude is also Italy’s leading distributor of electricity generated by small-scale photovoltaic plants thanks to Evolvere, a company which was acquired in 2020.

As a Benefit Company, Plenitude’s aim of having a positive impact on people, communities and the environment is incorporated into its Articles of Association, and forms part of Eni’s broader commitment to create value through the energy transition. Plenitude aims to achieve net zero Scope 3 emissions by 2040 and thanks to an integrated and diversified model it will provide 100% decarbonised energy to all its customers.

Plenitude is present in Italy, France, Greece, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, the UK, Norway, the US, Kazakhstan and Australia.

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