Construction

A challenging process

The construction of an offshore wind farm is a challenging process requiring many years of meticulous development and design work ahead of a number of years of construction activity.

Initial construction work on Dogger Bank A and B has begun along the onshore cable route in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

General works

General construction activity for Dogger Bank A and B will include:

  • Construction and installation of the offshore wind farm infrastructure
  • Installation of subsea and underground high voltage cables
  • Construction of two converter stations and substation infrastructure
  • Construction of Operations and Maintenance facilities at the Port of Tyne
  • Temporary provision of marshalling and construction facilities at Able Seaton Port during turbine installation

There will be construction required both onshore and offshore.

Each turbine blade is 107m long which is twice the wingspan of the Angel of the North

Angel Of the North compared to wind turbine blade.

Onshore works

Onshore works for Dogger Bank A and B will include:

  • Construction of the export cable landfall point to the north of Ulrome in the East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Installation of around 30km of underground cable from landfall to a new converter station near Cottingham
  • Construction of two converter stations
  • Installation of around 5km of underground cable from the new converter station to the existing Creyke Beck substation
  • Development of state of the art operational facilities at Port of Tyne

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Offshore works

Offshore works will include:

  • Installation of subsea cable infrastructure (inter-array) within the wind farm site and the export cables
  • Installation of monopile foundations and transition pieces
  • Installation of the offshore substation platforms
  • Installation of the wind turbine components

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