World's biggest offshore wind farm gets bankrolled

Equinor and SSE have secured financing worth roughly GBP 5.5 billion and have made their final investment decision for the first 2.4 GW of the Dogger Bank project.

GE is débuting its 13-MW Haliade X platform at Dogger Bank, with the first units set for installation in 2023. Photo: GE Renewable Energy

Dogger Bank's first two phases have now become a technical reality. Project owners Equinor and SSE Renewables make their final investment decision Thursday for the British offshore wind farm's first two tiers entailing a combined capacity of 2.4 GW.

"As the wind farm’s future operator, we are proud to take this big step forward in delivering what will be the backbone of a growing wind hub in the North Sea," writes Pål Eitrheim, Equinor’s executive vice president of New Energy Solutions, in a press statement.

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