UK to build worlds largest 3.6 GW offshore wind farm
Dogger Bank Project SSE Renewables and Equinor to Build World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm, Providing 5% of UK Electricity.
The project should be implemented by 2026 in three stages, each of which provides for the addition of 1.2 GW of capacity. Within the first two, 95 of the largest Haliade-X GE Renewable Energy wind turbines with a capacity of 13 MW will be installed near the British coast.
Each revolution of their 220-meter rotor will generate enough electricity to power a typical British home for over two days..
Although the decision on the last phase of Dogger Bank will be made before the end of the year, preliminary construction work is underway on land. According to technical and economic calculations, at the first stage, the income for each MWh will be $ 51.54, and for 2 and 3 – $ 54.09.
The 12 MW General Electric Haliade-X prototype platform has been operating in Rotterdam since 2019. Improved models will be installed in the northeast of the UK, but with identical rotor and blade sizes. At the same time, Siemens Gamesa is already developing a larger 14 MW turbine..
In parallel, the UK began to lay the longest submarine power line to date, 765 km long.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo and video: GE Renewable Energy