Turbine installation work has started at SSE Renewables, Equinor and Eni-owned Vårgrønn’s 3.6GW Dogger Bank complex, which is due to be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when completed in 2026.
The project will consist of 277 turbines – 190 of GE’s 13MW Haliade-X turbines at Dogger Bank A&B and 87 of the 14MW variant at Dogger Bank C.
Vårgrønn stated that the first turbine is due to be installed this weekend (5-6 August).
Belgian offshore wind contractor Jan de Nul has supplied its Voltaire vessel – the world’s largest offshore jack-up vessel – to help to install the turbines.
The project is also due to feature the world’s first unmanned offshore high voltage direct current substation platform.