Dogger Bank Wind Farm and GE Renewable Energy announced contracts confirming 190 13MW Haliade-X turbines for the Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B phases of the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

The contract award, which is subject to Dogger Bank A and B reaching Financial Close, includes an order for 190 Haliade-X 13MW offshore wind turbines to be installed off the north-east coast of England, split evenly at 95 turbines for each of the first two phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farm.

The announcement represents the largest single order ever for offshore wind turbines, confirming 190 turbines for Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B.

The installation of these turbines will be the first time ever a 13MW Haliade-X is installed in the world. One spin of the Haliade-X 13MW can generate enough electricity to power a UK household for more than two days.

Able Seaton Port in Hartlepool, UK confirmed as marshalling base for service equipment, installation and commissioning activities – with the creation of 120 new skilled jobs during the construction phase a further 120 skilled jobs to be based offshore and at the Port of Tyne for Operations and Maintenance of the wind turbines. Recruitment to start in early 2021 with turbine installation due to begin in 2023 at Dogger Bank A.

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is a joint venture between SSE Renewables, who are leading the construction of the wind farm, and Equinor, who will operate the 3.6GW project during its lifetime of at least 25-years.

The project is located over 130km off England’s north-east coast and will be capable of powering up to 4.5 UK million homes each year when complete in 2026. Due to its size and scale, the site is being built in three consecutive phases; Dogger Bank A, Dogger Bank B and Dogger Bank C. Each project is expected to generate around 6TWh of electricity annually.

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