The world’s soon-to-be largest offshore wind farm has broken a new record on Tuesday, placing the biggest turbine order for GE’s 13-megawatt (MW) Haliade-X model, Kallanish Energy reports.
The Dogger Bank Wind Farm and GE Renewable Energy announced contracts for the supply and installation of 190 turbines for the Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B phases of the project.
The undisclosed contract is subject to the phases reaching financial close. It would be the first time ever a 13 MW Haliade-X is installed in the world. One spin of this new turbine can generate enough electricity to power a UK household for more than two days.
The Dogger Bank wind farm, to be located off the northeast of the England coast, will produce 3.6 gigawatts (GW) of electricity. Its start-up is planned for 2026.
GE will start installing the 90 turbines at Dogger Bank A in 2023. After that, it will proceed with installation at Dogger Bank B. The company will also provide a five-year maintenance and warranty service to the project.
Dogger Bank Wind Farm is a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor. The former is leading the construction of the wind farm and the latter will operate it for at least 25 years.
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