Our history

Yorkshire offshore

In 2008, the Crown Estate opened its third licence round for offshore wind which included the Dogger Bank Zone, located between 125 and 290km off the east coast of Yorkshire.

The zone extended over approximately 8660km² and was the largest zone in that licence round. With water depths ranging from 18 to 63 metres it was also one of the shallowest.

The consortium

Forewind, a consortium between SSE, Equinor, Statkraft and innogy, identified four project areas within the zone to take to development consent with each project area having up to 1.2GW of generation capacity.

At the time, the projects were named Creyke Beck A, Creyke Beck B, Teesside A and Teesside B.

During 2015, after around five years of careful assessment, development and engagement, all four project areas received planning consent from the UK Government. At the beginning of 2017, Equinor (then Statoil) increased its share from Statkraft and in August 2017 new ownership arrangements were confirmed:

All three phases were successful in the UK Governments 2019 Contract for Difference (CfD) auction.

To recognise their link to the historic Doggerland area, the three phases are now known as:

THE PARTNERS

RWE is progressing the Teesside B project which has been renamed Sofia Offshore Wind Farm.

You can find out more about the Sofia Offshore Wind Farm by visiting the dedicated website.

SOFIA WEBSITE