The Project

Dogger Bank D is a proposed new fourth phase of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Introduction

Dogger Bank D has the potential to generate up to around 2GW of renewable electricity by harnessing the power of offshore wind.

Dogger Bank D is being developed by a 50 / 50 joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor. The Project is being developed at a crucial time for the UK’s energy sector. With advancements in offshore wind technology, the power from homegrown, clean renewables has the potential to ensure the UK can transition to a secure and affordable energy system.

Dogger Bank D maximises the capacity of the eastern portion of the original Dogger Bank C area, part of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, the world’s largest offshore wind farm which has a total capacity of 3.6GW.

Read about Dogger Bank Wind Farm >

An Introduction to the Dogger Bank Project
Introduction to the Dogger Bank Project (click to enlarge)

Proposals

Dogger Bank D will connect into Birkhill Wood, a proposed new 400kV substation located in the East Riding of Yorkshire which will be built as part of National Grid’s Great Grid Upgrade.

Read more about how the Electricity Systems Operator (ESO) is planning for a future electricity network.

This announcement advances ongoing appraisals of opportunities for Dogger Bank D to shape the future direction of the project. With the location of a grid connection confirmed, Dogger Bank D will now focus its full attention on connecting to the electrical transmission system.

This will include providing electricity for homes and businesses via a connection to the National Grid and the future possibility of the development of Dogger Bank D to be coordinated with an Offshore Hybrid Asset between the UK and another European country’s electricity market to form a multi-purpose interconnector. This option would increase energy security for the UK and reduce the need to curtail offshore wind output in times of oversupply on the GB network.

With the confirmation of an onshore grid connection location in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the option to direct the wind energy produced by Dogger Bank D towards hydrogen production, as publicly consulted on in Autumn 2023, has been retired from the project.

We will undertake a site selection process to identify potential cable corridors and where other onshore infrastructure may be sited for the grid connection.

Dogger Bank D Offshore Facts
Dogger Bank D Offshore Facts (click to enlarge)

Our Partners

Dogger Bank D is being developed by a 50/50 joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor, two of the world’s leading companies in the development and operation of offshore wind energy. Both companies were involved in the design and planning consent of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

SSE Renewables. SSE Renewables is a leading developer, owner and operator of renewable energy projects and assets across the UK and Ireland with a portfolio of around 4GW of operational offshore wind, onshore and hydroelectric sites. SSE Renewables has 13GW of upcoming projects in development, including the largest amount of offshore wind developments in the UK and Ireland totalling over 6GW. Learn more >

Equinor. Equinor has a long track record of developing offshore wind farms in the UK, having already built and commissioned into operation Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm and Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating offshore wind farm. Equinor has been operating in the UK for 40 years and possesses over 50 years of offshore experience in the North Sea area. Learn more >

Dogger Bank D Team

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