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SSE, Equinor start construction of world's largest offshore wind project

SSE PLC unit SSE Renewables Ltd. and Norway's Equinor ASA kicked off construction on their three Dogger Bank offshore wind farms in the U.K. North Sea, totaling 3.6 GW.

Billed as the world's largest offshore wind farm, according to a Jan. 17 news release, the project will be capable of generating enough renewable energy for over 4.5 million homes every year.

"Dogger Bank wind farms will play a critical role in the U.K.'s effort to achieve net-zero through the use of low-carbon fuel sources," Steve Wilson, the wind farm's managing director, said.

Jones Bros Civil Engineering has been awarded the contract to install onshore cable infrastructure for two of the three sites, with full works expected to take about two years to complete.

The completed onshore cable will connect the power generated by the Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B sites to the existing National Grid PLC substation at Creyke Beck, Cottingham.

GE Renewable Energy was named the preferred turbine supplier for the project in October 2019.