Dogger Bank offshore construction work starts with cable installation


United Kingdom – The installation of the first length of HVDC export cable off the Yorkshire coast marked the official start of offshore construction work for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm.

Dogger Bank A nearshore cable will connect the first phase of the wind farm 130km offshore to Ulrome in East Riding of Yorkshire. ACE Winches and LMR Drilling UK are helping NKT. In 2022, work will begin on the export cables for Dogger Bank B in East Riding and Dogger Bank C in Teesside.

Wind farm phases

Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be the UK’s first HVDC wind farm. By 2026, the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm. SSE Renewables (40%) leads the development and construction of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm with Equinor (40%) and Eni Plenitude (20%). Equinor will be the lead operator for the wind farm’s expected 35-year lifespan.

The Dogger Bank Wind Farm has three phases: A, B, and C. For all three phases, NKT will supply and install onshore and offshore HVDC cable. The 320kV DC subsea cable system will be installed in the North Sea by NKT Victoria.