Dogger Bank C, located off the coast of the UK, and the final phase in the giant Dogger Bank wind project, reached financial close in December 2021, with offshore installation work set to commence in 2024 and completion in 2026.
K2 Management, a prominent renewable energy engineering and project management consultancy, has now completed its pre-financial close due diligence work as lender’s technical advisor (LTA) for the third phase of the Dogger Bank wind farm – and has been appointed to a four-year construction monitoring role.
The wind farm is being developed in three 1.2GW phases: Dogger Bank A, B, and C. Dogger Bank A and B are each joint ventures of SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%), and Eni (20%). In November, SSE Renewables and Equinor, the 50:50 joint venture partners in Dogger Bank C, announced that Eni will take a 20% stake in the final phase, with SSE Renewables and Equinor maintaining 40% stakes each, in a deal that is expected to complete in Q1 2022 subject to regulatory approvals. This final phase of the Dogger Bank project, Dogger Bank C, reached financial close last month, with completion expected in 2026.
The appointments to LTA and construction monitoring roles marked a ‘hat trick’ of Dogger Bank successes for K2M, which was selected to undertake those same work streams for all three phases of the project.
K2M is already one year into a four-year construction monitoring scope on Dogger Bank A and B, and has now been chosen to carry out this work for Dogger Bank C through to 2026.
Located between 130 km and 230 km off the north-east coast of England, Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm with an installed generation capacity of 3.6 GW. Onshore infrastructure works for all phases of the project is already under way, with completion scheduled for 2024, 2025, and 2026 respectively.