IMMINENT DECISION ON DOGGER BANK DEVELOPMENT

Tarald Gjerde – General Manager – Forewind wrote:

In January 2010 Forewind, the consortium of four energy companies – SSE, RWE, Statoil and Statkraft – was awarded the rights to develop the Dogger Bank Zone by The Crown Estate as part of its third offshore wind leasing round, Round 3.

After more than three years of dedicated work, which included comprehensive surveys, reporting and ongoing stakeholder engagement, Forewind submitted its first development consent order application in August 2013.

We now eagerly await the Secretary of State’s consent decision for this project – Dogger Bank Creyke Beck – due by 17 February 2015.

Dogger Bank Creyke Beck will have an installed capacity of up to 2.4 GW and will connect into the existing Creyke Beck substation near Cottingham, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It will comprise two wind farms, Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A and Dogger Bank Creyke Beck B – both are 131 kilometres from shore at their closest point.

In total it could generate around eight terawatt hours (TWh) of green electricity per annum, which is almost enough to power the equivalent of all the homes in the Yorkshire and Humber region every year.

I am taking this opportunity to update you on the current status and details of this project, and on Forewind’s second development consent order application, Dogger Bank Teesside A&B, connecting to the national grid at the existing Lackenby substation near Eston, next to the Wilton industrial complex. The six-month examination phase for this latter application will end this week and the consent decision is expected in August this year.

We have prepared the attached fact sheet for your information and would welcome any feedback or requests for further information. General factsheet_February 2015

Yours sincerely

Tarald Gjerde

General Manager and Project Director

Forewind

 

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