Forewind drops development plans for 2.4GW Teesside offshore wind projects

9 August 2015 (Last Updated August 9th, 2015 18:30)

Forewind has withdrawn from participating in the 2.4GW Dogger Bank Teesside C and D offshore wind projects, based in the UK North Sea.

forewind drops Teesside projects

Forewind has withdrawn from participating in the 2.4GW Dogger Bank Teesside C and D offshore wind projects, based in the UK North Sea.

The international consortium, formed by energy giants Statoil, Statkraft, RWE and SSE, has reached an agreement with the Crown Estate to cease work on the remaining development consent application for the projects.

Instead the entity will focus on the four Dogger Bank projects, which have already received approval from UK authorities.

Each of the projects, Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A, Dogger Bank Creyke Beck B, Dogger Bank Teesside A, and Dogger Bank Teesside B, are planned to have a generation capacity of 1.2GW.

"These four Dogger Bank projects are a huge commitment and will require significant resources and attention…to progress."

Forewind said: "These four Dogger Bank projects are a huge commitment and will require significant resources and attention from the owner companies to progress to the next stages.

"Together their capacity is almost equal to the total of all the offshore wind farms currently in operation in the UK."

Forewind has removed the two projects from its portfolio and returned the development rights in that area of seabed, along with the remainder of the Dogger Bank Zone, to the Crown Estate.

The firm recently received approval from UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to establish the 2.4GW Teesside A and B offshore wind farms.

This decision follows implementation of the Crown Estate’s streamlined initiatives for offshore wind developers to replace their previous zone development agreements with project-specific agreements.


Image: Offshore wind turbines in the sea. Photo: courtesy of The Crown Estate.