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Windtech International July August 2024 issue

 

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Voltaire departing Able Seaton Port in the North East of England for the Dogger Bank site in the North Sea courtesy Dogger Bank Wind FarmThe campaign to install the first of 277 turbines at the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm is underway. Work to install the first of GE Vernova's 13MW Haliade-X turbines is expected to begin at the weekend.
 
The 260-metre tall turbines will be installed approximately 80 miles off the coast of Yorkshire using the installation vessel Voltaire, which has a lifting capacity of 3,200 tonnes. The wind farm is being developed and built by the UK developer SSE Renewables in a joint venture with Norway’s Equinor and Vårgrønn (a joint venture by Eni Plenitude and Hitec Vision). SSE Renewables is the lead operator for the development and construction of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm. Equinor will be the lead operator of the wind farm upon completion for its expected operational life of around 35 years. Vårgrønn brings specialist offshore wind expertise to the project.
 
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