The first turbine to be completed at Dogger Bank, and the largest Wind farm Overseas (on the high seas) is under construction in the world, beginning to supply British homes and businesses. The wind farm announced on Tuesday 10 that energy from the project’s first offshore wind turbine is now being transferred to the national grid. United kingdom.
According to the announcement, each revolution of the 107-metre-long blades on the wind farm’s first operational turbine could produce enough clean energy to power an average British home for two days.
The Dogger Bank wind farm is being built in UK waters, 130km off the Yorkshire coast, in three 1.2GW phases, known as Dogger Bank A, B and C. When completed, the wind farm will have a 277,260-metre tall offshore turbine – almost twice the size of the London Eye or the equivalent of Rockefeller Centre – will have an installed capacity of 3.6 gigawatts, and will be able to produce enough clean energy to power the equivalent of six million homes. The park is expected to be completed in 2026.
According to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Rishi SunakOffshore wind is key to the country’s efficient, renewable energy generation and to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. “By doubling down on efforts in new green industries of the future, we will get there” in a way that is both practical and ambitious, he said.
“That’s why it’s great to see the world’s largest wind farm, Dogger Bank, generating power for the first time today from UK water, which will not only boost our energy security, but will also create jobs, reduce electricity bills and keep us on track. The right path towards net zero.”
According to the newspaper WatchmanThe Prime Minister’s support comes weeks after he was subjected to severe criticism from Green activists for his retreat from net zero policies. The outlet also claims the government came under fire last month when an energy auction saw no contracts for offshore wind farms, despite there being potential for 5GW projects (which would be enough to power 8 million homes).
Dogger Bank is being developed and built by British energy company SSE Renewables in a joint venture with Equinor and Vårgrønn (a joint venture between Eni Plenitude and HitecVision). Hey Watchman He claims the construction cost will be £9 billion.
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