Onshore construction starts at Dogger Bank wind farms

Image by: SSE (www.sse.com).

January 20 (Renewables Now) - Onshore construction works have begun for the 3.6-GW Dogger Bank offshore wind power complex in the North Sea, off the east coast of Yorkshire.

The huge project, which consists of three separate 1.2-GW developments, is being implemented by a 50/50 joint venture between UK utility SSE plc (LON:SSE) and Norway’s Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR). SSE Renewables will build the three wind farms -- Creyke Beck A, Creyke Beck B and Teesside A -- about 130 km off the Yorkshire coast in the UK.

Jones Bros Civil Engineering has started work near the village of Ulrome in the East Riding of Yorkshire for the installation of onshore cable infrastructure for the first two projects, SSE said on Friday. The contractor is tasked with installing almost 32km of electrical cables and completing bulk earthworks at the onshore HVDC convertor station locations. The full works are expected to take about the years, SSE said.

The three projects were successful in the third Contracts for Difference (CfDs) allocation round in the UK last year. Once fully operational, their 12-MW Haliade-X turbines by General Electric (NYSE:GE), the most powerful turbines on the market, will be able to produce enough electricity for over 4.5 million homes per year.

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