Fulkrum Joins Dogger Bank Wind Farm Team

UK-based Fulkrum has secured a contract to support the QA/QC-quality assurance/quality control activities for the first phase of the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm project offshore England.

Under the contract, Fulkrum will provide inspection services during the Dogger Bank A development stage, with a possibility of a contract extension to Dogger Bank B and Dogger Bank C as well.

The company’s role will be to ensure conformity and quality of the wind turbines and main components, including blades, tower sections, and nacelle.

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.

Wind turbine installation at Dogger Bank A and B is expected to start in 2023, while at the Dogger Bank C site this work is set to begin in 2025. The installation will be carried out by Jan De Nul.

Offshore construction on the first phase of the project started last month, with the installation of the first length of the HDVC export cable off the Yorkshire coast.

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).

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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Photo: Artistic illustration of wind turbines at Dogger Bank; Image: Aibel