UK OKs Dudgeon capacity reduction

The UK government has approved a number of key changes to the Dudgeon offshore wind farm, further underscoring its support for a Round 2 project which it hopes to see proceed in short order.

The government has signed off on a plan to shrink Dudgeon by 29% to 400MW, down from its originally consented 560MW – a change requested by Statoil and Statkraft after they acquired the project in 2012 from the developer Warwick Energy.

The consent comes just a few weeks after the government confirmed it would allow offshore wind projects to shrink by up to 30% without incurring financial penalty – a change which looks perfectly tailored for Dudgeon.

After reviewing the design of Dudgeon, Statoil and Statkraft concluded that the number of turbines in the zone should be reduced to prevent Log in to read complete article.

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