Port of Tyne to become base for world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank

SSE Renewables and Equinor, the two companies behind the world’s biggest offshore wind farm Dogger Bank, have announced plans to build a new Operations and Maintenance Base at the Port of Tyne

Port of Tyne is to become the base for the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank, a 50:50 joint venture between Equinor and SSE Renewables.

Construction of the wind farm, led by the SSE Group’s renewables arm, SSE Renewables, began in January 2020 and as operator for the operations phase, Equinor will construct the new Operations and Maintenance (O&M) base, and operate the wind farm for its expected life of more than 25 years.

The overall wind farm comprises three 1.2GW phases, with each phase located more than 130km from the North East coast of England. When fully operational it will be able to provide enough renewable electricity for over 4.5 million UK homes.

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