The company's offshore wind portfolio presently spans the UK, US and Poland,
including the 3.6GW Dogger Bank which is under construction off eastern England in conjunction with SSE, and the up-to-1.5GW Empire Wind off New York.
(Source: Equinor, PR, Recharge, 6 Feb, 2020) Contact: SSE Plc, www.sse.co.uk; Equinor, Eldar Saetre, CEO, Pal Eitrheim, VP New Energy Solutions, www.equinor.com
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Dogger Bank Wind Farms is comprised of three offshore wind farm sites in the North Sea, totaling 3.6 GW -- Creyke Beck A (1.2GW), Creyke Beck B (1.2GW) and Teesside A (1.2GW). The three wind farms will make use of the world's most powerful turbine, GE's Haliade-X, and will be capable of generating sufficient power for over 4.5 million homes each year.
Jones Bros Civil Engineering, one of the UK's leading civil engineering contractors, headquartered in Ruthin, North Wales, has been awarded the contract to install the onshore cable infrastructure for the Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B sites.
The onshore infrastructure includes the installation of approximately 20 miles of electrical cables that will connect to the existing National Grid substation at Creyke Beck, Cottingham. The works will also involve completing bulk earthworks at the onshore HVDC convertor station locations in East Riding. (Source: SSE Renewables, PR, 17 Jan., 2020) Contact: SSE Plc, www.sse.co.uk; Equinor, Eldar Saetre, CEO, Pal Eitrheim, VP New Energy Solutions, www.equinor.com
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The Dogger Bank order, which hinges on a final investment decision expected before the end of next year, would kick-off a £9 billion ($11 billion) capital investment by the developers.
Once fully operational, Dogger Bank will supply sufficient power for more than 4.5 million homes -- 5 pct of the UK's estimated electric power generation.
Construction is set to get underway early next year for power production in 2023.
(Source: GE, Recharge Wind, 1 Oct., 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, John Lavelle, CEO Offshore Wind, www.ge.com/renewableenergy
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The UK plans to generate one-third of its electricity from wind power by 2030 as part of efforts to reach its 2050 net-zero carbon emissions target.
Crown Estate acts as manager of the seabed around England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Crown Estate Scotland is expected to launch an offshore wind seabed licensing round for sites off the Scottish coast in October. (Source: Crown Estate, Aljazeera, 19 Sept., 2019) Contact: The Crown Estate, Judith Everett, COO, +44 0 20 7851 5000, email@example.com, www.thecrownestate.co.uk
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Last week, both Statoil and SSE announced they had both increased their individual stakes in the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind development site by 12.5 pct -- acquired from original consortium partner, Norway's hydropower company Statkraft. This brings the owning consortium down to three partners -- SSE and Statoil, both of which now hold a 37.5 pct stake in the project, and German energy company RWE Innogy, which retains its original 25 pct.
The Dogger Bank Offshore Wind site includes four separate projects with a combined capacity of 4.8 gigawatts (GW).
(Source: SSE, Statoil, PR, 28 Mar., 2017) Contact: Statoil, www.statoil.com; Statkraft, Jon Berg, Communications, +47 24 06 70 00, Jon.Berg@kld.dep.no, www.statkraft.com; SSE, www.sse.co.uk
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Statkraft presently holds a 40 pct stake in the operational Sheringham wind park, 30 pct interest in the Dudgeon plant, and a 30 stake in the the 4.8-GW Dogger Bank offshore wind scheme. (Source: Statkraft, Renewables Now, Others, 22 Mar., 2017) Contact: Statkraft, Patrick Pfeiffer, Managing Dir., Statkraft US, (415) 543-7777, Jon Berg, Communications, +47 24 06 70 00, Jon.Berg@kld.dep.no, www.statkraft.com
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