Consultation opens for 1.3GW Dogger Bank D wind farm in the North Sea

The first public consultation into the planned 1.32GW Dogger Bank D wind farm has opened, developers behind the project have said. 

SSE also co-owns the 588MW Beatrice project in the North Sea

Still in its early planning stages, 1320MW Dogger Bank D is being developed by UK developer SSE Renewables and Norwegian oil and gas major Equinor. 

In a joint statement, the pair said on the wind farm’s designated website that the opening public consultation on the project would run from 26 September to 7 November.

Dogger Bank D is located in the North Sea, around 210km off the coast of Yorkshire, and is the most recent addition to the Dogger Bank hub, which will be the UK’s largest wind farm. 

A combination of electricity generation and hydrogen production is being explored by the developers as the project takes shape. 

The public consultation includes online consultations and a series of in-person town hall meetings scheduled during October in Hull, Beverley, and other locations on the Yorkshire coast likely to be impacted by the project. 

A map of the proposed landfall point for transmissions lines from Dogger Bank D suggests corridors running from Aldbrough Sands through to Hedon near Kingston Upon Hull. 

The shallow waters of Dogger Bank in the North Sea host nearly 10GW of wind farms currently being developed, including the other 3.6GW of the Dogger Bank hub and nearly 4.5GW being developed by German utility RWE Group.