Dogger Bank Wind Farm has signed a contract with Jan de Nul Group for the transport and installation of GE Haliade-X offshore wind turbines at Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B, 130km off the Yorkshire coast, starting in 2023.
The 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when complete and is a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor. When complete, Dogger Bank will generate enough energy to power over 4.5 million homes every year – around 5% of the UK’s electricity needs.
Turbine transport and installation at the first two phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be the first assignment for the world’s largest Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel owned by Jan De Nul Group, the Voltaire.
Currently under construction, the Voltaire will enter service in 2022. It will have a lifting capacity of over 3,000 tonnes. When the vessel has its legs fully extended and the crane at full height, it will measure 325 meters tall – taller than the Eiffel Tower.