UK - World’s largest offshore wind farm – 3.6GW – begins construction
Construction on the world’s largest offshore wind farm – 3.6 gigawatts, or 3,600 megawatts – has begun near the coastal village of Ulrome, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, with the beginning of construction of the onshore infrastructure.
The Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being developed by a joint venture between Irish renewable energy company SSE Renewables and Norwegian energy company Equinor. The 3.6GW offshore wind farm actually consists of three separate offshore wind farms – the Creyke Beck A offshore wind farm at 1.2 GW, Creyke Beck B 1.2 at GW and Teesside A at 1.2 GW.
All three projects were awarded supply contracts under the UK’s September 2019 Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions and will all be supplied with GE’s 12 MW Haliade-X wind turbines – the world’s currently largest offshore wind turbine – generating enough renewable energy equivalent to the needs of 4.5 million homes each year.
“Getting the first spade in the ground is a significant milestone on any project, but for what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, this is a major moment for a project that has already been over a decade in the making,” said Steve Wilson, Managing Director of Dogger Bank Wind Farms.