Off the coast of North Yorkshire, the construction of the biggest wind farm ever built continues to progress, with almost 200 turbines erected at what has been named “Dogger Bank wind farm” in the North Sea.
The construction of the Dogger Bank wind farm will allow for large growth in renewable energy with each turbine more than 250 metres high and utilising three 107-metre blades. The sheer scale of the turbines means that each one can generate enough electricity to power 16,000 homes.
The clean electricity produced from Dogger Bank will be crucial in powering electric cars, electric homes, and helping to produce green hydrogen gas for factories and transport on a large scale.
SSE, one of the UK’s major renewable energy companies, holds responsibility for construction of this enormous wind farm; a central part of the government’s plan to make the UK carbon neutral by 2050 and reimagine Britain’s global role in the low-carbon age.
SSE will construct the wind farm in three phases throughout this decade, creating hundreds of jobs in North East England.
Chief Executive of SSE, Alistair Phillips-Davies, stated: “For SSE, and for all our staff, there’s definitely nothing that we could be more proud of at the moment than reaching financial close on what will ultimately be a £9bn project.”
He continued, “it will be the world’s biggest, most innovative offshore wind farm. It will generate more energy per turn of those rotors than any other project.”
The construction of Dogger Bank wind farm is just one step towards Boris Johnson’s plan for a green industrial revolution which hopes to see offshore wind power increase to 40GW by 2030.
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