Energy companies SSE and Statoil have formed a new 50/50 joint venture to collaboratively progress three of the four consented Dogger Bank offshore wind projects toward financial investment decisions.
Located 125 to 195 kilometers off the east coast of Yorkshire, England, the the Dogger Bank zone extends over approximately 8,660 square kilometers and, once completed, will have a total generating capacity of up to 4.8 GW.
Offshore wind consortium Forewind was originally awarded consents for the Dogger Bank development in 2015. The new joint venture, SSE and Statoil, will work to progress three of these projects: Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A, Dogger Bank Creyke Beck B and Dogger Bank Teesside A, which total 3.6 GW. The remaining project, Dogger Bank Teesside B, will be progressed by innogy.
The Forewind consortium will no longer be involved with the Dogger Bank projects; however, it will oversee the decommissioning of the two met masts and removal of the suction-installed mono bucket foundations later this year.