Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind, a joint venture of TotalEnergies and Corio Generation, has selected Offshore Design Engineering Ltd. (ODE) to deliver Owner’s Engineer support to the pre-front-end engineering design (FEED) stage for its 1.5 GW Outer Dowsing offshore wind project in the UK.
As Owner’s Engineer, ODE will conduct concept development and selection for components such as wind turbine foundations, onshore and offshore substations, and inter-array cables and will support the definition of the project’s Employer’s Requirements.
Located 54 kilometres off England’s Lincolnshire coast, the Outer Dowsing project will be one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms upon completion, according to ODE.
Following the recent approval by the UK Government of the Crown Estate’s Habitats Regulations Assessment process, the project’s developers submitted a scoping report to the Planning Inspectorate last week for their wind farm, forming part of an extensive consultation exercise with stakeholders.
According to Corio Generation, the views gathered during the scoping process, together with ongoing surveys, will be used to guide the design and layout of the wind farm and its associated infrastructure, ahead of formal submission for development consent which is planned for late 2023.
As a reminder, the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy gave approval for over 8 GW of offshore wind to move into the next step in the seabed licensing process which means that the Outer Dowsing offshore wind project can now progress to enter into an Agreement for Lease with the Crown Estate.
Once fully commissioned, the wind farm will generate enough renewable electricity to power over 1.6 million households.
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