- Published: 27 September 2023 27 September 2023
Members of the public are being encouraged to have their say in the coming weeks on a potential fourth phase of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, Dogger Bank D. Dogger Bank D is a potential fourth phase of Dogger Bank Wind Farm being developed by a 50 / 50 joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor.
A public consultation on the Dogger Bank D wind farm proposals will open on Tuesday 26 September for six weeks and run until Tuesday 7 November, 2023. The public consultation will include in person events and an online webinar, and the project team would like to hear views from local communities on the proposals.
Dogger Bank D is a potential new fourth phase of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm which is currently under construction. The project team is working closely with The Crown Estate to agree the progression of Dogger Bank D. If progressed for delivery, Dogger Bank D would be located in the North Sea around 210 km off the northeast coast of England. Subject to further technical studies, the project could be capable of generating up to around 2GW of renewable power.
Different opportunities are being explored in parallel by the project development team to utilise the energy that could be produced by Dogger Bank D. These include:
- Electrical transmission – providing electricity for homes and businesses by linking to the UK transmission system, either via a grid connection into the national grid or a connection offshore to a wider coordinated grid network to Europe.
- Producing hydrogen – the wind farm could be connected to a new large-scale onshore facility located in the East Riding of Yorkshire to produce hydrogen via electrolysis. The hydrogen produced could connect to a wider hydrogen network and support the decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries in the Humber. In the public consultation, two sites near Aldbrough and Saltend have been identified as possible locations for a Hydrogen Production Facility, alongside potential infrastructure corridors.