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 Vårgrønn (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 was a Principal Partner to the UK Government for the COP26 UN climate summit that took place in Glasgow in November 2021.




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. 



Vårgrønn is an agile, Norway-based offshore wind company powering the energy transition through development, construction, operation, and ownership of renewable energy generation and green infrastructure.

Vårgrønn is a joint venture between the energy company Plenitude (Eni) and the Norwegian energy entrepreneur and investor HitecVision.

Both companies have a long history in the offshore energy sector and are strongly committed to contributing to the energy transition.

Vårgrønn provides unique offshore competence, financial expertise and entrepreneurial drive.