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Harnessing the power of UK offshore wind

We have a long history of developing wind power projects in the UK, from our Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon wind farms off the coast of Norfolk, the world’s first floating wind farm at Hywind Scotland, to the world’s largest offshore wind farm being built at Dogger Bank.

Equinor is committed to delivering on the UK Government’s offshore wind ambitions and decarbonisation goals by developing bottom-fixed and floating wind in UK waters.

3 UK wind farms

We operate Sheringham Shoal, Dudgeon and Hywind Scotland

749 MW

Current installed capacity of 749 MW


If all UK cars were electric, Dogger Bank could power 25% of them

Nearly 7 million

By 2030, we aim to power 7 million UK homes with wind

The world’s largest wind farm has started production. Hopefully it’s the start of something even bigger.

We’re delighted to announce first power from Dogger Bank Wind Farm. Once completed, these 277 turbines in the North Sea will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, powering six million British homes.

Our offshore wind activities in the UK:

Map of our UK offshore wind activities
One of the turbines for Hywind Scotland is lifted into place. Photo: Woldcam, for Equinor

Dogger Bank

Once completed, Dogger Bank will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, generating enough power for more than six million British homes. Dogger Bank is a joint venture between Equinor (40%), SSE Renewables (40%), and Vårgrønn (20%), and is being developed in three phases of 1.2 GW each.

A closeup of one of the turbines at Hywind Scotland

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 offshore wind. Hywind Scotland is the world’s best-performing wind farm by capacity factor, achieving 54% since its installation.

A sunset at Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm

Sheringham Shoal

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.

Closeup image of a wind turbine at the Dudgeon offshore wind farm


With Dudgeon, we expanded our offshore wind presence in the UK. The wind farm, which is located 20 miles off the coast of Cromer in North Norfolk, began production in 2017 and has an installed capacity of 402 MW. That is sufficient to power approximately 430,000 UK homes

Map of planned projects in Celtic Sea, west of England

Celtic Sea

Equinor has ambitions to develop large-scale floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea, and is advancing its projects in the region. Based on our pioneering expertise and experience in floating offshore wind, Equinor could deliver ambitious projects in the Celtic Sea, rooted in the creation of local and regional value in Wales and Southwest England.