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Opportunity to lead the sector, managing operations at the world’s biggest offshore wind farm

6th November 2020 in Press releases, Project news

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is pleased to announce an exciting job opportunity, as Operations Director for the world’s biggest offshore wind farm.

The project is a 50:50 joint venture with SSE Renewables leading on the construction phase whilst Equinor will lead on operating the wind farm for its lifetime of at least 25 years.

As the operating company, the Operations Director will work for Equinor, and will be based at the project’s new Operations and Maintenance hub at the Port of Tyne to lead on operations across all three phases of Dogger Bank.

Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be located over 130km from the North East coast of England, and when fully operational will be able to provide renewable energy to over 4.5 million homes, around 5% of the UK’s electricity needs. Due to its size the wind farm is being built in three 1.2GW phases; Dogger Bank A, B and C.

Halfdan Brustad, Vice President for Dogger Bank at Equinor, said: “This is an exciting position which combines the opportunity to shape the strategic operational direction for Dogger Bank and define sector-leading performance at the world’s largest wind farm. Another important element is the ability to really drive innovative and future-fit operations, taking advantage of digitalisation and robotics to improve profitability and safety. We want Dogger Bank to be a flagship digitalisation project, pioneering best in class across the sector.

“With both its size and distance from shore, Dogger Bank provides opportunities to really push the boundaries. We recently signed contracts with GE Renewable Energy for 13MW Haliade-X turbines for the first two phases of the wind farm, which will be the first time these models are installed anywhere in the world, and the project will also be the UK’s first HVDC connected offshore wind farm which will lead the way for other UK wind farms. There are many reasons to be proud working on the Dogger Bank.”

The role is now open for applications and the description can be found here:

Equinor is looking for someone with solid experience and a strong strategic orientation with the ability to drive complex change agendas. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong commercial instinct, curiosity, and a desire to take the offshore wind business to the next level.

Over 200 people will be directly employed on the project, with roles ranging from offshore technicians, who will be based at the wind farm to engineers, planners and warehouse staff based from the Port of Tyne.

Equinor is an international broad energy company, headquartered in Norway and with expanding operations in the UK. With a firm ambition to become a global offshore wind major the company has outlined plans to grow its renewables capacity by thirty times over the next 15 years.

As well as operating the world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland, it operates two wind farms off the Norfolk coast, Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal and is currently developing plans to extend them both, doubling their capacity in Norfolk.

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