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.
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.
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.
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.
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.