02 Oct GE to supply Haliade-X turbines to world’s largest offshore wind farm
The world’s largest wind turbines will power the world’s offshore wind farm after GE Renewable Energy signed a supply deal with Dogger Bank Wind Farms for its Haliade-X turbines.
Dogger Bank Wind Farms, a 50:50 joint venture between Equinor and SSE Renewables, will use the 220 metres high turbines at its 3.6GW project located in the North Sea off the Northeast coast of the UK.
The next generation Haliade-X turbines are almost a third more powerful than typical turbines in use today and will help the Dogger Bank project generate electricity for 4.5 million homes (around 5% of the UK’s total supply) when it becomes operational in 2023.
Paul Cooley, director of capital projects at SSE Renewables, said: “The joint Equinor and SSE Renewables project team on Dogger Bank is excited to work with GE Renewable Energy to introduce the next generation of offshore wind turbine to the UK, and to be the first European wind farm to install and operate these innovative turbines.
“Dogger Bank will now be home to the largest offshore wind turbines in the world and to this pioneering low carbon technology, which will play a central role in helping the UK become carbon neutral by 2050.”