Wind Energy – Dogger Bank
Dogger Bank A, a substation for the first phase of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm in the UK, sailed away from Aibel’s Yard in Haugesund, Norway, on Thursday.
Soon it will take its place at the field outside the north-east coast of the UK, producing renewable energy for six million British homes.
Dogger Bank A is the first of three Offshore Wind Platforms Aibel is building on behalf of the Dogger Bank wind farm consortium comprising Equinor, SSE Renewables, and Vårgrønn.
The topside for the Dogger Bank A platform was constructed at Aibel’s yard in Thailand, where it set several records, including being the largest installation ever moved on Thai soil. It was then shipped to Norway for final outfitting.
The platform will receive electricity from 95 offshore wind turbines and convert it into 320 kilovolts of direct current, which will then be sent to shore. The generation capacity of Dogger Bank A is 1.2 GW.