GE's Haliade-X 13-MW giant picked for Dogger Bank offshore wind farm
Source: GE (www.genewsroom.com)
GE Renewable Energy’s 13-MW Haliade-X turbines are officially the choice for the first two phases of the 3.6-GW Dogger Bank offshore wind project in UK waters.
The subsidiary of General Electric (NYSE:GE) said on Tuesday it has finalised supply contracts to equip the Dogger Bank A & B schemes with 95 machines each. The two phases will have a combined capacity of 2.4 GW.
The supply contracts are subject to the two projects reaching financial close, expected to occur late this year, and a final notification to proceed from the project partners. A five-year service and warranty agreement is also included.
Turbine pre-assembly will take place at Able Seaton Port.
The Dogger Bank complex consists of three separate 1.2-GW wind parks, to be installed 130 km off the east coast of Yorkshire. The capacity will go live from 2023 onward and will be fully operational in 2026, creating the largest offshore wind farm globally. The huge project is being implemented by Dogger Bank Wind Farm -- a 50/50 joint venture between UK utility SSE plc (LON:SSE) and Norway’s Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR).
GE’s Haliade-X 13 MW turbine is an enhanced version of its 12-MW machine, a prototype of which was installed at the port of Rotterdam last year. According to the manufacturer, one spin of the upgraded version will be capable of producing enough electricity to meet the demand of a UK household for over two days. The Haliade-X platform is currently undergoing different tests. GE said it will start operating at 13 MW in the Netherlands in the coming months as part of the ongoing certification process.
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