SSE snaps up another 12½% stake in Dogger Bank wind parc

Dogger Bank offshore wind farm turbine tower foundations.
Dogger Bank offshore wind farm turbine tower foundations.

Perth-based SSE has increased its share in the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind development following the acquisition of an additional 12.5% stake from former consortium partner Statkraft. This takes SSE’s share in the turbine parc to 37.5%.

Statoil has acquired the other 12.5% of Statkraft’s share meaning they now also have 37.5% ownership with Innogy continuing to own the other 25%.

The Dogger Bank offshore wind development comprises four projects developed by the Forewind consortium which were granted planning permission during 2015.

The projects are located in the North Sea off the east coast of England and the wind farms have a potential generating capacity of up to 4,800MW.

Mike Seaton, Director of Development (Wholesale) SSE said: “This acquisition represents the next step in the development of the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind development. We continue to work alongside the remaining partners in the Forewind consortium to progress these projects.”

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