GE Renewable Energy to supply Haliade-X turbines for Dogger Bank C

21 December 2020 (Last Updated December 21st, 2020 14:28)

GE Renewable Energy has secured a contract to supply its Haliade-X turbines for Dogger Bank C, the 1.2GW third phase of the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm.

GE Renewable Energy to supply Haliade-X turbines for Dogger Bank C
GE will supply Haliade-X turbines to all three phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farm. Credit: GE Renewable Energy.

Dogger Bank is a 50:50 joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor and is expected to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm upon completion in 2026.

Located over 130km off the north-east coast of England, the Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being built in three consecutive phases: Dogger Bank A, Dogger Bank B, and Dogger Bank C.

Each project is expected to generate around 6TWh of electricity annually.

The wind farm will have the capacity to generate clean energy that will be sufficient to power up to six million homes annually.

GE Renewable Energy Offshore Wind president and CEO John Lavelle said: “Dogger Bank C will use a 14MW version of the Haliade-X, the most powerful offshore wind turbine in operation today.

“In doing so, this unique project will both continue to build on the UK’s leadership in offshore wind and serve as a showcase for innovative technology that is helping to provide more clean, renewable energy.”

According to the contract, GE Renewable Energy will supply its upscaled Haliade-X 14MW wind turbines and provide operations and maintenance support for a period of five years under a service supply agreement.

By the first quarter of next year, turbine supply agreement and service and warranty agreements for Dogger Bank C will be finalised.

Turbine installation at the site is set to begin in 2025 ahead of the completion of the overall project.

In September, GE was selected as the preferred turbine supplier for 190 units of its 13MW Haliade-X for phases A and B.

SSE Renewables Dogger Bank Wind Farm project director Steve Wilson said: “Together with GE we are continuing to lead the way on innovation in the offshore wind industry and we’re proud that Dogger Bank will now use a 14MW turbine at Dogger Bank C alongside the 13MW turbine already confirmed for phases A and B.”