“Dogger Bank Wind Farms – a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor – consists of three offshore wind farm sites in the North Sea, generating a total of 3.6 gigawatts (GW): Creyke Beck A (1.2GW), Creyke Beck B (1.2GW) and Teesside A (1.2GW).
The project will make use of the world’s most powerful turbine, GE’s Haliade-X, standing 260 metres (853 ft) high with 107 metre (350 ft) long blades and each producing 12MW of power. The Haliade-X can function even in low wind conditions and improves the sensitivity to year-over-year wind variation. Hundreds of these turbines combined will supply enough renewable energy for more than 4.5 million homes. The first electricity will be available in 2023 and all three sites will become fully operational by 2025.
As of December 2019, the UK’s total offshore wind capacity stood at 8.5 GW. The addition of 3.6 GW is therefore a substantial boost, with more to come from various other projects, underscoring the rapid progress in wind energy. Even the London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind farm back in 2013, now appears dwarfed by these latest developments, with its capacity of “only” 630 MW and turbines of 87 m (285 ft)…”