The “world’s largest offshore wind farm” project, which generated its first power over the weekend, made significant progress.
A Haliade-X wind turbine photographed in the Netherlands on March 2, 2022.
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The Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which is being built in three phases — A, B, and C — off the coast of northeast England in the North Sea, will eventually have a total capacity of 3.6 gigawatts. Dogger Bank D, the intended fourth phase, has been proposed.
“The project’s first turbine at Dogger Bank A started turning and producing electricity at 8.37pm BST on Saturday 7 October,” the Dogger Bank Wind Farm Project said in an announcement
The project will be large in scope; its proponents estimate that it will be able to power up to 6 million homes annually. The massive Haliade-X turbines from GE Vernova, which have blade lengths of 351 feet or 107 meters, are used by Dogger Bank.
SSE Renewables, Equinor, and Vårgrønn are partners in the joint venture Dogger Bank and each owns interests of 40%, 40%, and 20%, respectively.