January 27, 2021

Dogger Bank’s wind farm project is expected to change the UK industry

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There is a new revolution that is emerging past the horizon off the coast of North Yorkshire. Over 200 wind turbines are being constructed and are expected to be the most powerful wind turbines in the world. They will occupy 80 miles from the land, and every wind turbine will be as tall as the Eiffel tower. The Dogger Bank wind farm will make a significant step as far as renewable energy growth is concerned. It is sturdy with a steel structure of 2800 tonnes. Each turbine can produce enough power to serve more than 16,000 homes.

Together with others, the offshore wind farm would give clean power that will be used in car charging, home heating and generate green hydrogen gas for transport and factories. The wind farm is part of the government’s integral plan to enable the UK to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. This will ensure that more electricity used in Britain would originate from the wind turbines.

The Dogger Bank farm would be one of the UK’s renewable power companies, SSE, and will be constructed in three phases. Each phase will cost multi-million pounds and create jobs for hundreds of people in the north-east of England. The project is expected to generate enough clean power, which will be distributed to millions of households.

Last month, SSE’s chief executive, Alistair Philips-Davies, announced a £6 billion deal to enable the construction of the first two phases. Among those who funded the project include 29 banks and advisers. They are expected to announce the last phase deal by next year.  Alistair said that they are happy to have raised more than half of the project money expected to cost £9 billion in total. He added that the project would be one of the world’s largest as well as most revolutionary offshore wind turbines—the UK plans for a green industrial revolution that will greatly rely on onshore wind power, which will have a capacity of 40GW by 2030.

Boris Johnson said that the Dogger Bank project would help the country do away with fossil fuels intending to have a zero-carbon economy by 2050. He also added that it would lead to rapid economic growth and create green-collar jobs. He said an example of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) that has hired over 200 people to test machinery used in offshore wind farm installation. Alistair said that they are planning to build more wind turbines to enable the government to achieve its goals.

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