Offshore Construction Starts on World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Offshore construction has started on Dogger Bank A, the first of the three 1.2 GW phases of the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm, the world’s largest offshore wind farm under construction.

The offshore works are kicking off with a geophysical pre-lay survey along the Dogger Bank A
export cable corridor in the Southern North Sea offshore the UK.

The survey vessel Geo Ranger will conduct the survey between 28 March and approximately 15 April.

The geophysical survey includes the acquisition of high-resolution, hull mounted Multi Beam Echo
Sounder (MBES) data and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) visual inspections of pipeline crossings
and targets of potential interest.

Located more than 130 kilometres off the North East Coast of England, Dogger Bank Wind Farm is owned by SSE Renewables, Equinor, and Eni.

SSE Renewables is leading the construction and delivery of all three phases, while Equinor will operate the wind farm on completion. The total investment in Dogger Bank Wind Farm is expected to be around GBP 9 billion (EUR 10.57 billion).

NKT is in charge of delivering the export cables for all three project phases.

The wind farm will comprise 277 GE Haliade-X 13 MW and GE Haliade-X 14 MW wind turbines scheduled to deliver the first electricity in 2023.

Once fully commissioned in 2026, Dogger Bank will be capable of providing around five per cent of the UK’s electricity.

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