GE concludes turbine supply, service contracts for Dogger Bank C
The 13-MW Haliade-X wind turbine. Source: Equinor
GE Renewable Energy said on Tuesday it has finalised the turbine supply contract for the 1.2-GW Dogger Bank C project, the third phase of the 3.6-GW Dogger Bank offshore wind farm in the UK.
The subsidiary of General Electric (NYSE:GE) will supply 87 units of its 14-MW Haliade-X offshore wind turbine, subject to Dogger Bank C reaching financial close, expected in late 2021. The contract is the first commercial commitment for the Haliade-X 14 MW, an upscaled version of the Haliade-X 13 MW, which will power the Dogger Bank A and B phases. GE Renewable Energy was confirmed as the preferred turbine supplier for Dogger Bank C in December 2020.
The turbine manufacturer and Dogger Bank wind farm have also finalised a five-year service and warranty contract for Dogger Bank C that will start following commissioning in 2026.
GE Renewable Energy has now completed all contracts for the giant 3.6-GW wind farm.
Dogger Bank C is a 50/50 joint venture between SSE Renewables, part of UK utility SSE plc (LON:SSE), and Norway’s Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR). Dogger Bank A and B are owned by SSE Renewables and Equinor, with 40% each, and Italy’s Eni SpA (BIT:ENI) with a 20% stake.
GE Renewable Energy expects to create around 470 UK jobs to support of the delivery and operation of the three phases of the project. According to an SSE announcement, this brings the total number of UK jobs that will support the delivery and operation of Dogger Bank wind farm to nearly 3,000 so far.