Dogger Bank - Forewind Ltd
Statkraft is one of four leading energy companies that make up Forewind, a consortium that successfully has secured development consent orders for four offshore wind farms on Dogger Bank.
The Teesside A&B and Creyke Beck A&B developments on Dogger Bank both have a proposed installed capacity of 2.4 GW, making them the equal largest renewable energy applications ever to be approved in the UK, and together the world's biggest planned offshore wind scheme.
Forewind is a consortium comprising four leading international energy companies which joined forces to successfully bid for the Dogger Bank Zone Development Agreement as part of The Crown Estate’s third licence round for UK offshore wind farms (Round 3).
Forewind combines extensive experience of international offshore project delivery and renewables development, construction, asset management and operations, with UK utility expertise spanning the complete electricity value chain. The consortium draws on exceptional financial strength and technical knowledge, which combined prepared it for the extraordinary challenges facing Round 3 developers.
Each of the four owners – all leading players in their own right - recognise that by joining forces they have a unique ability to both make a significant contribution to the future of wind energy in the UK and demonstrate commitment to the continuing development of offshore wind.
Planning approval for the first development, Dogger Bank Creyke Beck was granted in February 2015. Dogger Bank Teesside A&B was granted consent in August 2015.
Forewind has produced a 3D computer generated simulation of the proposed Dogger Bank offshore development to help local people better understand and visualise what it will look like once it is constructed.
Users can view different scenarios in terms of wind turbine size and layout, type of foundation used and infrastructure including accommodation platforms, collector and converter stations, and meteorological masts. Simulator users can control whether it is night or day and also what sea and weather conditions they may encounter, such as fog, haze and rough waves.
It shows how multiple wind farms within the Dogger Bank Zone would appear to an observer, to give perspective on the spaces between the different wind farms and how the boundaries would look on this scale.