SSE Renewables, a part of UK utility SSE Plc (LON:SSE), and Norway’s Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) are investigating the prospect of including a 1.32-GW fourth part to the three.6-GW Dogger Financial institution offshore wind farm challenge within the UK, which may energy the grid or produce hydrogen.
Dogger Financial institution, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, is being in-built three phases of equal dimension, A, B and C, situated greater than 130 km (81 miles) off the Yorkshire coast.
The proposed Dogger Financial institution D could be located within the jap zone of the Dogger Financial institution C lease space. The builders are contemplating two choices for the extra capability – to ship vitality to the grid or to generate inexperienced hydrogen at a devoted electrolysis plant within the Humber area, which may turn into the UK’s largest inexperienced hydrogen challenge. The primary possibility would make use of recent community infrastructure in Lincolnshire that’s being put in by Nationwide Grid in response to the UK’s goal of fifty GW of offshore wind by 2030.
Equinor and SSE Renewables are conducting early scoping work on the growth and plan to launch an preliminary scoping report in late March. Dogger Financial institution D is a 50/50 partnership between the 2 corporations. The three-phase Dogger Financial institution challenge is a three way partnership between SSE Renewables, Equinor and Vargronn, a three way partnership of Eni holding a 20% stake.
The companions specified that the Dogger Financial institution D challenge would wish a brand new improvement consent order and stays topic to settlement with The Crown Property, the seabed landlord.
The hydrogen possibility would profit from deliberate hydrogen improvement within the Humber, a significant industrial hub. Equinor and SSE Thermal are partnering on low-carbon tasks within the area and are additionally members of the Zero Carbon Humber initiative.
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