K2 Management has been awarded a four-year contract for construction monitoring on the first two phases of the 3.6 MW Dogger Bank offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B.
The construction monitoring for the project began in late 2020 and will run until Dogger Bank A & B start commercial operation. The scope includes the monitoring of permitting, design, manufacturing and construction activities and project expenditure on behalf of a consortium of international lenders.
The first two phases of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which will feature 190 Haliade-X 13 MW turbines, are scheduled to deliver the first electricity to the UK grid in 2023. Equinor and SSE reached financial close on Dogger Bank A & B in November 2020.
Before winning this contract, K2 Management delivered technical advisory for lenders on behalf of project joint venture partners, SSE Renewables and Equinor, under a two-year Lender’s Technical Advisor appointment.
“We are proud to have played a part in advising the largest offshore wind farm in the world to financial close and are thrilled to be continuing our engagement through the construction phase”, said Steve Hall, Senior Project Manager at K2 Management. “This will be the first wind farm in the world to install GE Renewable Energy’s 13MW Haliade-X turbine. It sets a new precedent for bankability of new and innovative technological advancements which continue to improve business cases and ensure offshore wind continues to grow as a key energy source for the UK”.
The third 1.2 GW phase of what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank C, is being developed on a different timescale with financial close to follow by the end of 2021. The entire project is slated for commissioning in 2026.