Scottish energy company SSE has started the construction of the world’s largest Dogger Bank Wind Farms.
Located near the coastal village of Ulrome, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, Dogger Bank Wind Farms is a joint venture (JV) between SSE Renewables and Equinor.
The facility includes three offshore wind farm sites, Creyke Beck A (1.2GW), Creyke Beck B (1.2GW) and Teesside A (1.2GW) in the North Sea, that have a combined capacity of 3.6GW.
Dogger Bank Wind Farms managing director Steve Wilson said: “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.
“Dogger Bank Wind Farms will play a critical role in the UK’s effort to achieve net-zero through the use of low-carbon fuel sources and we are incredibly pleased to work with one of the UK’s leading civil engineering contractors, Jones Bros, as we commence construction and start delivering Dogger Bank.”
The wind farms will be equipped with GE’s Haliade-X wind turbine and will generate clean energy that will be sufficient to power more than 4.5 million homes annually.
UK-based civil engineering contractor Jones Bros Civil Engineering has secured the contract for installing onshore cable infrastructure for Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B sites.
According to the contract, Jones Bros will also be responsible for completing earthworks at the onshore HVDC convertor station locations in East Riding.
The onshore infrastructure works will include the installation of approximately 20 miles of electrical cables within ducts.
Once completed, the onshore cables will be used to transmit clean power generated by Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B wind farm sites from the landfall point at Ulrome to new convertor stations in the south of Beverley.
The cable route will link the existing National Grid substation at Creyke Beck, Cottingham.
In addition, the contract includes other works such as the construction of a temporary access road to facilitate the main works, as well as create access junctions and obtain vegetation clearance.
The construction is scheduled for completion in 2022.