- On November 8, 2021 /
- In Frontpage, News
Teknotherm Marine AS, a fully owned company of Heinen & Hopman have been awarded a third contract in connection with the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, located more than 130 km east of the Yorkshire coast in the British North Sea. The wind farm is being constructed in three 1.2GW phases; Dogger Bank A (DBA), B (DBB) and C (DBC).
Dogger Bank A and B are a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Eni (20%). In November 2021 SSE Renewables and Equinor, 50:50 joint venture partners in Dogger Bank C, announced Eni will take a 20% stake in the final phase, with SSE Renewables and Equinor maintaining 40% stakes each, in a deal that is expected to complete in Q1 2022 (subject to Dogger Bank C Financial Close and regulatory approvals).
Having successfully delivered the design and supply of the HVAC systems to DBA and DBB , Teknotherm have now been awarded the same scope for the DBC platform.
Throughout the engineering phase, focus has been on continuous cost reduction and technological development that will help increase the competitiveness of seabed wind.
As Teknotherm Marines CEO Thomas Smordalen points out, this contract is yet another important strategic milestone demonstrating Heinen & Hopman’s and Teknotherm Marines commitment to offshore wind and the development of Heating, Ventilation, Air conditioning and Refrigeration systems specific for this market area.
Teknotherm Marine are proud to be chosen by their client Aibel AS in Norway, to be part of the global team working with the Joint venture company comprising of Equinor and SSE Renewables, supporting UK’s long term goal of being carbon neutral by 2050.
Delivery of HVAC equipment to DBC is scheduled for Q2/Q3 2022.
About Dogger Bank Wind Farm
- The 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when completed in 2026.
- It is being built in three 1.2GW phases: Dogger Bank A, B and C.
- Dogger Bank A and B is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Eni (20%). In November 2021 SSE Renewables and Equinor, 50:50 joint venture partners in Dogger Bank C, announced Eni will take a 20% stake in the final phase, with SSE Renewables and Equinor maintaining 40% stakes each, in a deal that is expected to complete in Q1 2022 (subject to Dogger Bank C Financial Close and regulatory approvals).
- SSE Renewables is lead operator for the development and construction of Dogger Bank Wind Farm. Equinor will be lead operator of the wind farm for the duration of the wind farm’s operational phase.
- Financial Close on Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B was reached in November 2020. Financial Close for Dogger Bank C is expected in late 2021.
- Consent for Dogger Bank Wind Farm was granted in 2015.
- Each of the three phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farm secured 15-year CfD contracts for 1.2GW of low carbon power for of low carbon power production in the UK’s third CfD Allocation Round, announced September 2019.
- In May 2021, Dogger Bank Wind Farm took another major step forward after passing a required delivery milestone under the UK’s Contracts for Difference scheme for low carbon power.
- Dogger Bank Wind Farm is located in the North Sea, with each phase more than 130km from the Yorkshire Coast.
- Onshore construction began in 2020 and is currently underway for Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B, with offshore construction on Dogger Bank A due to begin in Q2 2022. First power is expected in Summer 2023 and Summer 2024 for Dogger Bank A and B, respectively, with commercial operations to follow around 6 months later.
- Turbine installation for Dogger Bank C will begin in 2025.
- Almost 3000 new UK jobs have been announced so far that will be supported by the construction and operation of Dogger Bank Wind Farm.
- These include up to 750 direct and around 1,500 indirect jobs associated with the set-up of a new world-class blade manufacturing facility on Teesside by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, with production due to start in 2023.
- 470 jobs are expected to be recruited by GE Renewable Energy across the north-east of England in support of the delivery and operation of all three phases of the project. These will be made up of around 300 skilled roles for turbine installation and commissioning activities and 170 servicing roles at Port of Tyne under GE’s five-year Service and Warranty Agreements for Dogger Bank phases A, B and C once operational.
- At least a further 30 roles will be hired by Equinor as operator of the wind farm, based at the Port of Tyne or offshore.
130 new full-time UK-based jobs will be created by North Star Renewables in crewing and shore-based roles for the operation of the three-vessel service fleet for Dogger Bank Wind Farm.
- Up to 100 peak construction jobs will be created by Jones Bros. Civil Engineering, one of the UK’s leading civil engineering contractors, on the installation of onshore cable infrastructure for Dogger Bank A and B.
- Dogger Bank A and B has confirmed GE’s Haliade-X 13MW as the turbine powering the first two phases of the project. As the first order for the Haliade-X 13MW, installation at Dogger Bank A will be the first time the turbine is installed in the world.
- Installation of GE’s upscaled Haliade-X 14MW turbine at Dogger Bank C will be the first time the 14MW turbine is installed in the world.
- One rotation of the Haliade-X turbine blades can power one UK home for more than two days.
- The wind turbines will be installed on monopile foundations.
- The project will be the first High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) connected wind farm in the UK due to its distance from shore, introducing new transmission systems to the UK and paving the way for other large offshore wind farms.
For more information about Dogger Bank Wind Farm visit www.doggerbank.com