Dogger Bank – offshore wind farm – 3.6 GW, UK, 2023

Oct 1, 2019 – Dogger Bank Wind Farms, operator of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm, has unveiled GE Renewable Energy as its preferred turbine supplier. Under the deal, GE Renewable Energy will supply Dogger Bank with its next generation of offshore technology, the Haliade-X turbine.

The Dogger Bank offshore wind farm with a record high capacity of 3.6 GW will consist of four power plants – Creyke Beck A and B and Teesside A, 1.2 GW each. Power plants will be located on the Dogger Bank shallow in the North Sea 125-195 km away from the UK Yorkshire coast.

The project is developed by Dogger Bank Wind Farms, a 50-50% joint venture between Equinor and SSE Renewables

Initially, the facility’s capacity was seen at 4.8 GW. In September 2019, UK authorities announced that Equinor and SSE were awarded contracts to develop three offshore wind projects in the Dogger Bank region of the North Sea – Creyke Beck A, Creyke Beck B and Teesside A with a total installed capacity of 3.6 GW.

The clearing prices for the projects are GBP39.650 per MWh for Creyke Beck A and GBP41.611 per MWh for the Creyke Beck B and the Teesside A projects (all in 2012 real prices).

The Dogger Bank projects are estimated to trigger a total capital investment of approximately GBP9 billion between 2020 and 2026. The partners are planning for final investment decisions for the first project during 2020 and the first power generation is planned for 2023. Further phases of the Dogger Bank project will be developed thereafter.

In October 2019, Dogger Bank Wind Farms unveiled GE Renewable Energy as its preferred turbine supplier, which will deliver the Haliade-X turbines for the project.

Onshore construction is expected to commence in early 2020, and first energy generation is expected in 2023

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