Onshore nod for first Dogger projects

Plans by Forewind to develop the first stage of the giant Round 3 Dogger Bank offshore wind farm in north east England have been backed by a Yorkshire council.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning committee voted unanimously for the proposal to connect the potential 2.4GW offshore wind development to the national grid at an existing substation at Creyke Beck, near Cottingham.

The two 1.2GW wind farms will be located in the 9GW Dogger Bank Zone in the North Sea, between 125km and 290km off the coast.  

The two wind farms are:

  • Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A, located in the southern part of tranche A, with a size of 515 sq km and 131km from shore at its closest point. 
  • Dogger Bank Creyke Beck B, located in the western part of tranche A, the largest in area with a size of 599 sq km, and also 131km from shore at its closest point.

Creyke Beck will be followed by two more stages of development for the zone, namely Dogger Bank Teesside A & B and Dogger Bank Teesside C & D. Both these stages will also comprise two up-to-1.2GW offshore wind farms, connected into the national grid in Redcar and Cleveland.

The second and final stage of consultation for Dogger Bank Teesside A & B started last month.

The Forewind consortium comprises Statoil, Statkraft, Scottish & Southern Energy and RWE Npower Renewables.