Dogger Bank offshore wind project gets planning go ahead

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Planning consent was awarded for the construction of the offshore wind farm off the UK North East Coast, Dogger Bank Teesside A and B.

The projects are being developed by the Forewind consortium compromising SSE, RWE, Statkraft and Statoil. The consent is the consortium’s second approval following the Dogger Bank, Creyke Beck project in February. Both developments have a proposed installed capacity of 2.4GW, which would make them the equal largest renewable energy applications ever to be approved in the UK and together, the world’s biggest planned offshore wind scheme.

The consent approval of Dogger Bank Teesside A and B allows for two separate 1.2GW projects, each with up to 200 turbines installed across an area of close to 600km2 and located 165km from the UK coast at the closest point. Subsidiary components of the two projects include:

  • up eight offshore collector platforms;
  • four accommodation of helicopter platforms;
  • ten metrological stations; and
  • two convertor stations.

There will also be two sets of export cables to connect the arrays to a coastal landing point between Redcar and Marske-by-the-sea and some associated onshore works including underground cabling and a convertor station.

The consortium has also announced that work on two further projects, Teesside C and D, with the potential to provide an additional capacity of 2.4GW, has been curtailed and the development rights handed back to the Crown Estate. The consortium state that their intention is to concentrate of the consented projects.

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