Dutch consortium gets Dogger Bank wind farm work


The NetherlandsAs part of a consortium with Smulders, Sif Netherlands has signed a contract for the production of all 87 monopiles and transition pieces for Dogger Bank Wind Farm’s third phase in the North Sea off the North East coast of England.

Dogger Bank Wind Farm has signed a contract with the Sif-Smulders consortium for the fabrication and supply of all foundations for the Dogger Bank C phase of the project following the award in November 2020 of contracts for Dogger Bank A and B. Financial close on Dogger Bank C, which is expected in late 2021, is required for the foundation fabrication and supply.

As part of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm’s three phases, the wind farm is located more than 130 kilometers from the coast of Yorkshire in a remote area of northern England. When all is said and done, this will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world.

Renewables company SSE Renewables has a 40% stake in Dogger Bank A and B, with Equinor and Eni each holding 40%. (20 percent ). Dogger Bank C 50/50 joint venture partners SSE Renewables and Equinor announced in November 2021 that Eni would take a 20% stake in the final phase, with SSE Renewables and Equinor maintaining 40% stakes each, in a deal that is expected to be completed in Q1 2022.. (subject to Dogger Bank C Financial Close and regulatory approvals).

Like Banks A and B, Dogger Bank C is expected to have a total installed generation capacity of 1.2 billion megawatts. With a total installed capacity of 3.6GW, they will be able to power 6 million homes in the United Kingdom together. To build Dogger Bank C, you’ll need 87 foundations. As far as water depths are concerned, Dogger Bank has a range of 31 meters. Foundations are made up of a monopile and transition piece.

Sif is responsible for the fabrication and supply of monopiles and primary steel for the transition pieces, as well as the marshalling of all foundation components at its Maasvlakte 2 Rotterdam terminal in the project-specific Sif-Smulders consortium (picture below). In addition to producing secondary steel, Smulders will assemble, coat, and test fully equipped transition pieces.