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Offshore wind power in the UK

Equinor has long experience with wind power in the UK, having already built and put into operation Sheringham Shoal, Dudgeon and Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating offshore wind farm. Now we’re partnering with SSE Renewables and Eni Plenitude to deliver Dogger Bank – the world’s biggest offshore wind farm and an important milestone in delivering UK’s Sector Deal ambitions and decarbonisation goals.

Dogger Bank

Dogger Bank is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Eni Plenitude (20%) and is being built in three equal phases of 1.2 GW, Dogger Bank A, B and C.

Dogger Bank website

Building a broad North Sea energy hub

To become a global offshore wind major we have a value-driven strategy, underpinned by creating scale in regional clusters. Here we present our renewable vision for the North Sea.

North Sea renewable strategy booklet (PDF)

Hywind Scotland

The world’s first floating wind farm, the 30 MW Hywind Scotland pilot park, has been in operation since 2017, demonstrating the feasibility of floating wind farms that could be ten times larger.

Read more about Hywind Scotland

Sheringham Shoal (UK)

Sheringham Shoal marked the first stepping stone on our renewables journey. Our first full scale commercial offshore wind farm is located 17 to 23 km off the coast of Norfolk in the UK and became operational in 2011. Each of the 88 wind turbines has a capacity of 3.6 MW and the wind farm as a whole generates enough electricity to power around 280,000 British homes.

Sheringham Shoal (Scira website)

Dudgeon (UK)

The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is located 20 miles off the coast of Cromer in North Norfolk, and has an installed capacity of 402 MW, sufficient to power approximately 430,000 UK homes. Dudgeon offshore Wind Farm is jointly owned by Equinor, China Resources and Masdar of Abu Dhabi. This new wind farm began production in 2017.

The Dudgeon Offshore Wind website