DOGGER Bank Wind Farms, which is developing the world’s largest offshore wind farm, has today unveiled GE Renewable Energy as its preferred turbine supplier.

Under the new deal, GE Renewable Energy will supply Dogger Bank with its next generation of offshore technology, the Haliade-X turbine.

Dogger Bank Wind Farms is a 50:50 joint venture between Equinor and SSE Renewables. The overall wind farm comprises three 1.2GW projects located in the North Sea. SSE Renewables will lead the development and construction phases of Dogger Bank and Equinor will lead on operations once completed.

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Paul Cooley, director of capital projects at SSE Renewables, said: “The joint Equinor and SSE Renewables project team on Dogger Bank is excited to work with GE Renewable Energy to introduce the next generation of offshore wind turbine to the UK, and to be the first European wind farm to install and operate these innovative turbines. Dogger Bank will now be home to the largest offshore wind turbines in the world and to this pioneering low carbon technology, which will play a central role in helping the UK become carbon neutral by 2050.”

The Dogger Bank projects will have a combined capacity of up to 3.6GW. It will be able to provide enough clean, low-carbon energy to power over 4.5 million homes annually, equivalent to around 5% of the UK’s electricity generation.