Story at a glance
- The Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be completed using GE’s productive Haliade-X wind turbines.
- Power generated from a single turbine can save more than 50,000 metric tons of carbon emissions.
American manufacturing company General Electric (GE) will supply new wind turbines for a 1.2 gigawatt portion of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, the world’s largest offshore wind farm that will help make renewable energy options accessible.
Located in the northeast coast of the U.K., the Dogger Bank Wind Farm is a joint venture between companies SSE Renewables and Equinor, and is expected to be finished by 2026. GE will install their turbines in 2025.
The turbine model GE will be supplying to Dogger Bank will be the Haliade-X, and the order will consist of a total of 190 units.
World’s largest offshore wind farm to use giant 14MW turbines! Equinor’s & SSE’s Dogger Bank is world’s largest offshore wind farm! It’s being built in three phases — off England’s northeast coast! #windpower #RenewableEnergy #Sustainabilityhttps://t.co/URu6Qw9utC— AlphaBronze (@Alpha_Bronze) December 21, 2020
“Dogger Bank C will use a 14 MW version of the Haliade-X, the most powerful offshore wind turbine in operation today,” John Lavelle, the President & CEO of Offshore Wind at GE’s Renewable Energy branch, said in a press release. “In doing so, this unique project will both continue to build on the UK's leadership in offshore wind and serve as a showcase for innovative technology that is helping to provide more clean, renewable energy.”
GE’s Haliade-X reports a capacity factor — or the ratio of actual energy produced over the maximum possible output — of 60 to 64 percent, a reported five to seven points above the industry standard.
Using power from a single turbine can save roughly 52,000 metric tons of carbon emissions, the equivalent of emissions generated by 11,000 vehicles annually.
The Dogger Bank will be capable of powering up to 6 million homes by the time of completion.