- Published: 26 July 2022 26 July 2022
Work has started on the installation of 277 offshore wind turbine foundations in the North Sea, for the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which is being developed 80 miles off the Yorkshire coast.
The campaign to install turbine foundations has commenced in recent days, with the installation of the first monopile and transition piece on Dogger Bank A. The installation campaign is being led by Seaway 7 supported by Deme Offshore. The turbine foundations for Dogger Bank Wind Farm are UK-designed and feature a split-level transition piece, as well as a 8-meter flange – or projecting flat rim – to support the turbine towers. Installation of GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X turbines onto each of the installed turbine foundations will commence from Spring 2023. The project is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Eni Plenitude (20%). SSE Renewables is lead operator for the development and construction of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, while Equinor will be lead operator of the wind farm on completion for its expected operational life of around 35 years.