United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Dogger Bank second phase application accepted

UK: The application for the 2.4GW second phase of the Dogger Bank offshore wind project has been accepted by the UK's consenting authority.

The Dogger Bank block is 125 kilometres from shore
The Dogger Bank block is 125 kilometres from shore

The Planning Inspectorate will consider the application for the Dogger Bank Teesside A&B project submitted by developer Forewind. The consortium has already submitted an application for the 2.4GW Dogger Bank Creyke Beck proposal, which is halfway through the consenting process.

Dogger Bank Teesside is made up of two offshore wind farms each with a capacity of 1.2GW that are part of Forewind's 7.2GW Round 3 Dogger Bank zone.

Following its acceptance of the application, the Planning Inspectorate will now begin a pre-examination phase that will be followed by a formal examination process. Together these should take around ten months before a recommendation is forwarded to the secretary of state to make the final consent decision.

Forewind moved to cut its plans for Dogger Bank from 9GW to 7.2GW in February, deciding to only develop six projects within the block rather than the planned eight.

Forewind is a consortium made up of SSE, RWE, Statkraft and Statoil.

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