GE Renewable Energy has finalised the deal to supply and service 87 of its 14MW Haliade-X turbines for the third 1.2GW phase of the Dogger Bank offshore wind cluster.
The agreement with SSE Renewables and Equinor is the first firm commercial commitment for the US turbine manufacturer’s 14MW model.
GE had previously signed deals to supply its 13MW Haliade-X for the first two 1.2GW phases of the Dogger Bank complex off the north-east coast of England.
GE will also service the turbines for five years after they are commissioned.
Today’s agreement means a total of 277 Haliade-X turbines will be installed at Dogger Bank. Contracts had already been finalised for 190 units of the 13MW model to be installed at the first two phases.
GE expects to create up to around 300 direct skilled jobs for delivering the three phases of the Dogger Bank offshore wind cluster. This number includes the 120 marshalling harbour positions already announced that will be based in Teesside, north-east England.
Servicing the turbines at Dogger Bank A and B would create 120 extra jobs, while operations and maintenance (O&M) for turbines at Dogger Bank C would create an additional 50. In total, GE estimates 470 new skilled jobs will be created to support the Dogger Bank project.