GE wins preferred turbine supplier status for Dogger Bank C
The 13-MW Haliade-X wind turbine. Source: Equinor
GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 14-MW turbines will be powering the third phase of the 3.6-GW Dogger Bank offshore wind project in UK waters.
The manufacturer said on Friday it has been confirmed as the preferred turbine supplier for the 1.2-GW Dogger Bank C project. Apart from delivering the equipment, it will also operate and maintain it for five years under a service and warranty agreement that is seen to be finalised in the first quarter of 2021. The General Electric (NYSE:GE) subsidiary anticipates the turbine installation at Dogger Bank C to begin in 2025.
The Dogger Bank complex consists of three separate 1.2-GW wind parks that will be installed 130 km off the east coast of Yorkshire. The first two will be executed together in order to take advantage of the synergies resulting from their geographical proximity. GE’s Haliade-X turbines are the choice for the first two phases.
A 50/50 joint venture between SSE Renewables, part of UK utility SSE plc (LON:SSE), and Norway’s Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) are behind the huge scheme. The 190-turbine complex will be installed 130 km off the east coast of Yorkshire, Northern England, and is planned to go live from 2023. Full operations are expected to be launched in 2026, with each phase producing around 6 TWh of electricity annually.
At the start of December, Italian oil-and-gas major Eni SpA struck deals to acquire a 20% ownership interest in the first two phases of the 3.6-GW scheme.
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