Dogger Bank Teesside A & B Greenlighted

The UK Government gave the planning consent today for construction of Dogger Bank Teesside A and B offshore wind project.

The project will include up to 400 wind turbines in total, across two offshore wind generating stations, each with an installed capacity of up to 1.2 GW.

With the onshore elements of the development to be located in Redcar and Cleveland, the project could support hundreds of jobs in the North East area and has the potential to generate enough green electricity to power up to 1.8 million British homes.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Lord Bourne said: “Thanks to Government support the UK is the world leader in offshore wind energy. As we build the Northern Powerhouse, we want local communities to reap the benefits of investment and green jobs from low carbon developments like Dogger Bank Offshore wind project.”