Construction of the world’s largest offshore wind farm has begun

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Offshore operation enactment has officially started for the UK’s Dogger Bank, which volition beryllium the world’s largest offshore upwind farm, with the installation of the archetypal magnitude of HVDC export cable disconnected the Yorkshire coast. Dogger Bank volition besides beryllium the archetypal HVDC-connected upwind workplace successful the UK.

World’s largest offshore upwind workplace operation kicks off

Dogger Bank Wind Farm, a associated task betwixt Norwegian vigor elephantine Equinor (40%), British inferior SSE Renewables (40%), and Italian vigor institution Eni Plenitude (20%), volition beryllium developed successful 3 phases: A, B, and C. It volition go the largest offshore upwind workplace successful the world upon completion, with an installed capableness of 3.6 gigawatts (GW). Each signifier volition beryllium 1.2 GW.

Photo: Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Denmark-headquartered cablegram supplier NKT volition proviso and instal the onshore and offshore HVDC cablegram for each 3 phases of the project. The institution volition usage its cable-laying vas NKT Victoria to instal the 320kV DC subsea cablegram strategy successful the North Sea.

The run volition proceed during 2022, with enactment starting connected the export cables for Dogger Bank B successful East Riding and Dogger Bank C connected Teesside successful the consecutive years.

Dogger Bank Wind Farm task manager Steve Wilson, said:

This is an breathtaking clip for everyone progressive successful this task arsenic we observe installing the archetypal nearshore HVDC export cablegram safely and connected time.

With the archetypal foundations owed to beryllium installed aboriginal this twelvemonth and the archetypal turbines scheduled for installation successful 2023, we’re present good connected our mode to achieving archetypal powerfulness from this unrivaled planetary renewable vigor asset.

The upwind workplace volition beryllium susceptible of powering up to 6 cardinal UK homes erstwhile it’s completed successful 2026 – and determination are astir 28.1 cardinal households successful the country.

At the opening of December 2021, SSE and Equinor announced that they had secured financing to proceed with the operation of the $3.98 cardinal Dogger Bank C.

GE Renewable Energy volition supply 87 units of the tremendous Haliade-X 14 MW upwind turbines for Dogger Bank C. As Electrek previously reported, “According to GE, 1 turbine tin make up to 74 GWh of gross yearly vigor production, redeeming up to 52,000 metric tons of c dioxide – the equivalent of the emissions from 11,000 vehicles successful 1 year.”

Photo: GE

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