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New Dogger Bank O&M base at the Port of Tyne

Equinor and SSE Renewables carry out early scoping work on potential 4th phase of Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Leading energy companies Equinor and SSE Renewables are carrying out early scoping work to explore options for developing a fourth phase, Dogger Bank D, of the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Saltend Chemicals Park

Equinor awards Linde major FEED contract advancing H2H Saltend low carbon hydrogen project

Energy company Equinor has awarded a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for H2H Saltend to Linde Engineering, and an operation and maintenance service contract to BOC.

Workers aboard the crew transfer vessel MCS Swath 1

Equinor marks 5 years of operations at world’s first floating wind farm

Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, has passed five years in operation since its commissioning in 2017.

Humber Bridge.

Landmark Power CCS project in Humber becomes UK’s first to gain planning consent

SSE Thermal and Equinor’s Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station in the Humber has become the first power CCS project in the UK to receive planning permission.

Group photo from the signing of the MoU

West of Shetland oil and gas field owners agree to explore electrification options

bp, Equinor and Ithaca Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore electrification options for their West of Shetland oil and gas interests.

Tony Quinn and Trine Borum Bojsen shaking hands in Blyth

Equinor and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult announce strategic partnership

Equinor and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have announced a collaboration agreement that will tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the offshore renewables sector.

Celtic Sea region with floating wind icons

Equinor looks to Celtic Sea for new floating offshore wind opportunities

Equinor today announces its interest in developing gigawatt scale floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea, with the upcoming Celtic Sea floating wind seabed leasing round in view.

The Easington Gas Terminal

Equinor and Centrica sign co-operation agreement for East Yorkshire hydrogen hub

Centrica and Equinor have signed a co-operation agreement to explore developing a low-carbon hydrogen production hub at Easington in East Yorkshire, further strengthening the region’s growing status as the UK’s foremost hydrogen super place.

Seacat Columbia crew transfer vessel

Equinor charters low emissions crew transfer vessel for Norfolk offshore wind operations

Seacat Columbia, one of the UK’s first low emissions vessels, has commenced its service of Equinor’s Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon offshore wind farms.

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm blades and cloudy skies

Equinor’s application for Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Extensions accepted

The Planning Inspectorate has accepted for examination the application submitted by Equinor on behalf of its partners to develop the Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Extensions (SEP and DEP), both of which are situated off the North Norfolk coast and would power the equivalent of an additional 785,000 UK homes.

Front-of-meter battery storage site developed by Noriker

Equinor confirms the construction of its first commercial battery storage asset

Equinor approves final investment decision on the Blandford Road battery storage project in the south of the UK.

Sheringham Shoal turbines in operation

Equinor submits application for Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Extensions

Equinor has today applied to the Planning Inspectorate for permission to build extensions to both the Sheringham Shoal and the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farms, both of which are situated off the North Norfolk coast.

Saltend Chemicals Park

Equinor’s H2H Saltend selected to proceed as one of the first large-scale hydrogen projects in the UK

On August 12, the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced that Equinor’s H2H Saltend production facility had been successfully progressed through Phase-2 of the Government’s cluster sequencing process.

Map of the Rosebank field

Rosebank projected to provide £6.3 billion of investment to the UK

The Equinor-operated Rosebank oil and gas field will provide significant investment into the UK.

Proposed Peterhead Carbon Capture Power Station

Major engineering contract awarded at landmark Peterhead Carbon Capture Power Station

A pivotal low-carbon development in Aberdeenshire is continuing to build momentum – with a major contract award announced today.

Substation of the Dudgeon offshore wind farm off the Norfolk coast

Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon Offshore Extension Projects secure ‘Pathfinder’ status

Extensions to existing Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon offshore wind farms are confirmed by UK Energy Minister as one of the ‘Pathfinder’ projects to deliver early benefits on better coordinated offshore transmission systems.

Woman in Equinor offshore wind control room at Great Yarmouth

Equinor enters North East Energy Catalyst partnership to advance the offshore wind industry

Equinor will work with leading local research institutions through the North-East Energy Catalyst’s Integrated Smart Energy Laboratory (ISEL) to support offshore wind industry research and development.

The Saltend Power Station

Equinor and SSE Thermal acquire Triton Power and prepare for transition to hydrogen

Equinor and SSE Thermal are stepping up ambitions to contribute to decarbonisation in the UK. The companies are buying power company Triton Power from Energy Capital Partners (ECP), an energy-transition infrastructure investor, and are starting preparations to use hydrogen in the Saltend Power Station.

Combined with H2H Saltend, Equinor's hydrogen production projects alone could deliver 18% of the Government’s 10GW of hydrogen production capacity target

Equinor submits major new hydrogen project into Government funding bid

Energy company Equinor has submitted a co-funded bid worth over £16 million into Government for a second major low carbon hydrogen production facility in the Humber, which could help to further reduce carbon emissions across the region.

3 apprentices learning from instructor

North East England to benefit from new Apprenticeship Levy transfer to local supply chain partners

Skills development to be stimulated by Equinor around the Dogger Bank Wind Farm project with initial apprentice cohort undertaking Engineering Operative training beginning in September 2022

Group photo from the signing of the agreement

Equinor agrees winter gas supplies with UK’s Centrica

Equinor and Centrica have 16 June announced an agreement to deliver additional gas supplies to the UK. The supply agreement will provide further energy security for the UK over the coming three winters.

Keadby 3 could become the UK’s first power station equipped with a carbon capture plant.

Equinor and SSE Thermal award major FEED contract for Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station

A project in the Humber which could become the UK’s first flexible power station equipped with carbon capture technology has taken a significant step forward.

Apprentices using machine tools in workshop

Equinor closing offshore wind skills gaps in East of England through new Apprenticeship Levy transfer initiative

Diverse initial cohort of 8-10 apprentices from local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in East of England will benefit from Equinor's Apprenticeship Levy transfer and begin upskilling in Autumn 2022.

Aerial view illustration of proposed Peterhead Carbon Capture Power Station (right) alongside existing station

Peterhead Carbon Capture project to provide £660m economic contribution to Scotland

The project could contribute £1.2bn to the UK-wide economy throughout its lifetime.

Equinor employee at our Kårstø facility

Major step forward for East Coast Cluster as Equinor and bp handed carbon storage licences

Licence awards means Northern Endurance Partnership has the potential to store up to 1 billion tonnes of CO2 from the East Coast Cluster.

Employee at a processing plant

Keadby 3 Carbon Capture to generate over £1.2bn for UK economy

A proposed first-of-its-kind power station in the Humber could generate £1.2bn to the UK economy over its lifetime, according to a new report.

Aerial photo and illustration of the proposed Peterhead Carbon Capture Power Station

Major step towards low-carbon power at Peterhead as planning application submitted

Project would deliver Scotland’s first power station with carbon capture technology.

Five people looking at the Saltend facility

The Humber community is invited to attend H2H Saltend proposals

Local community members are being encouraged to attend a public consultation on the proposals for H2H Saltend.

Wind turbines at Dudgeon wind farm

Equinor to hold public information days for its Norfolk offshore wind farm extensions

On behalf of Sheringham Shoal Extension and Dudgeon Extension partnerships, Equinor is hosting a series of Public Information Days on the week commencing 7 March 2022.

Saltend Chemicals Park

Equinor submits flagship Humber hydrogen project for government phasing competition

The plan is backed by six prospective industrial operators who have signed varying agreements for the development and commercialisation of the project.

The Aldbrough gas storage facility

Equinor and SSE Thermal Aldbrough contract awards demonstrate Humber hydrogen ambition

Hydrogen storage will be pivotal in creating a large-scale hydrogen economy in the UK allowing cost effective balancing of hydrogen production and supply.

Worker with digital touch screen

Cadent and Equinor announce plans to develop a hydrogen town concept in Lincolnshire

Cadent and Equinor will work together to assess what a hydrogen town conversion could look like in Lincolnshire.

Group photo of Jon Culshaw (left), Gillian Urquhart and Scott Robertson

Equinor awarded the OGUK Energy Transition Award

The winners of OGUK’s 2021 Awards were honoured last night as the industry came together to celebrate the best and brightest talent the offshore oil and gas industry has to offer.

Illustration of four service operations vessels with wind turbines in the background

Dogger Bank confirms fourth Service Operations Vessel to North Star

Contract brings associated UK jobs up to 170.

View of Saltend Chemicals Park

Equinor awards contracts for its H2H Saltend hydrogen plant project

The H2H Saltend project will enable fuel switching in 2026-2027 resulting in a CO2 emissions reduction of 900 thousand tonnes per year.

Sunset at the Dudgeon wind farm

Equinor updates community on its Norfolk offshore wind farm extensions

On behalf of Sheringham Shoal Extension and Dudgeon Extension partnerships, Equinor has published a summary of its phase two consultation, which took place in summer this year.

Mark Halliday and Matt Beeton with spade at the location for Dogger Bank O&M base

Construction starts on Operations and Maintenance Base for world’s biggest offshore wind farm

Dogger Bank Wind Farm has officially broken ground for its net zero carbon Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base at the Port of Tyne.

Dudgeon offshore wind farm

Equinor allows more time to further strengthen proposals for Norfolk offshore wind farm extensions

On behalf of Sheringham Shoal Extension and Dudgeon Extension partnerships, Equinor has taken the decision to extend the preapplication period for the Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Extension Projects (SEP and DEP) to allow time to undertake additional analysis and further develop proposals.

Autonomous sailbuoy in the water

Equinor pilots autonomous glider survey to map fish presence and biomass quantity

Equinor, operator of the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, Hywind Scotland, has pioneered a novel method of data collection for offshore wind, using an autonomous Sailbuoy.

Two wind turbines - Hywind Scotland wind farm

Equinor pilots study to understand effects from floating wind on marine biodiversity

Equinor is, together with leading research centre NORCE Research, testing a new method analysing environmental DNA (eDNA). This method can be used to map effects from floating wind on fish that inhabit the waters and potentially use areas suitable for floating wind to feed and reproduce in their migratory cycles.

Dogger Bank map

Dogger Bank announces appointment of operations director and operations leader

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is pleased to announce appointments of two senior positions that will play a crucial role in keeping operations running at the world’s biggest offshore wind farm.

Visualisation of the Dogger Bank Operations and Maintenance Base

Dogger Bank Wind Farm announces “Net Zero Carbon” operations and maintenance base

Dogger Bank Wind Farm has today revealed that its new operations and maintenance (O&M) base will be constructed and operated in line with the UK Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework, to ensure transparent and robust reporting of its sustainability credentials.

Woman sitting in control room with many monitors

Equinor consolidates Norfolk wind operations to position for future growth

Equinor, operator of Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farms off the Norfolk coast, has today announced it will combine the operations for both wind farms into one hub in Great Yarmouth.

Two employees at the Aldbrough gas storage facility - processing facility in the background

SSE Thermal and Equinor developing plans for world-leading hydrogen storage facility in Yorkshire

Partnership marks UK’s first end-to-end low-carbon hydrogen proposal connecting production, storage and demand projects in the North of England.

The Alba survey vessel at Hywind Scotland

Equinor and Marine Scotland collaborate to trial safe fishing within floating wind farms

Equinor, operator of Hywind Scotland, is collaborating with Scottish Government Directorate Marine Scotland to better understand how fishers can safely operate around and within floating offshore wind farms.

Group photo around table - Equinor meeting UK Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng and Norway’s Energy Minister Tina Bru

Equinor triples its UK ambitions of low-carbon hydrogen production to 1.8 GW

With Equinor tripling its ambitions for producing low-carbon hydrogen, the Equinor and Humber partner projects in the region could deliver over half of the UK’s 5GW ambition by 2030.

Zero Carbon Humber

New partnership to develop offshore CO2 transport and storage in the UK North Sea

BP, Eni, Equinor, National Grid, Shell and Total today confirmed they have formed a new partnership, the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP), to develop offshore carbon dioxide (CO2) transport and storage infrastructure in the UK North Sea, with bp as operator.

Equinor worker.

Leading companies agree to develop plan for the world’s first zero carbon cluster in the Humber

Eleven leading energy and industrial companies have signed a formal agreement to support a joint plan to develop a decarbonised industrial cluster in the Humber.

Saltend Chemicals Park

Zero Carbon Humber campaign launch

A new campaign for the Humber has been launched aimed at winning government support for the region to become the UK’s first ‘net zero’ carbon cluster ahead of its 2040 target.