2017-08-16
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  • Eversheds Sutherland advises Forewind consortium on swap agreements for world’s largest offshore wind development 08/16/2017
    ... Forewind consortium The Dogger Bank Offshore Wind farms are the largest project in the world world. Eversheds Sutherland has advised the Forewind consortium... on the arrangements to swap ownership interests in the four consented Dogger Bank offshore wind projects which, with a total targeted installed...
  • Ownership of the four Dogger Bank offshore wind projects announced 08/10/2017
    ...Ownership of the four Dogger Bank offshore wind projects announced Who's doing what at Dogger Bank? There are four individual projects at the Dogger Bank offshore wind area. Now the ownership of the projects was clarified. The ownership arrangements for the four consented Dogger Bank offshore wind projects have been agreed and signed by the three Forewind shareholders, innogy, SSE and Statoil. Forewind, Dogger Bank, offshore, owner Offshore wind consortium Forewind was awarded consents for 4.8 gigawatt (GW) of offshore wind development at Dogger Bank in the North Sea in 2015. The consents comprised four individual 1.2GW projects.   SSE and Statoil together will each own 50% of the three projects: Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A, Dogger Bank Creyke Beck B and Dogger Bank Teesside A. The remaining project, Dogger Bank Teesside B will be owned 100% by innogy. The new ownership agreements mean the projects will now be progressed towards Financial Investment Decisions by their respective owners. Forewind General Manager, Trevor Baker said that the consortium successfully delivered on its objective to achieve the consents and now that the projects have been allocated, the respective owners will determine how the four projects, each a significant development in its own right, will be taken forward. innogy SE Director of Offshore Wind, Paul Cowling, said: “The Forewind consortium has completed its job of achieving planning permission, and this is great news for innogy. We will now develop the Dogger Bank Teesside B offshore wind project in line with our current pipeline, as we seek to deliver on our renewable energy growth ambitions, actively shaping the energy world of the future”. The 1.2GW innogy project alone is twice the size of world’s largest existing offshore wind farm, while the three SSE and Statoil projects together total 3.6GW. SSE Director of Development, Mike Seaton said: “Offshore wind is a major part of SSE’s transition towards a low carbon portfolio and has the potential to deliver significant industrial benefits for the UK economy. As a leading UK developer of offshore wind SSE is looking forward to taking the next steps to progress the Dogger Bank projects.” Statoil Executive Vice President for New Energy Solutions, Irene Rummelhoff added that: “Dogger Bank represents a unique opportunity for the UK to develop secure, sustainable and cost-competitive energy from its world-class wind resource. The asset constitutes a very important element in Statoil’s strategy to gradually complement our oil and gas portfolio with profitable renewable energy solutions.” The Forewind consortium will no longer be involved with the Dogger Bank projects however it will oversee the decommissioning of the two met masts and removal of the suction-installed mono bucket foundations later in 2017. ...
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    Statkraft Exits Ownership of Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Project 03/24/2017
    ... in the development of the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind development, SSE will continue to work alongside the remaining partners in the Forewind consortium...Former partners Statoil and SSE both took half of the shares increasing their own assets to 37.5% each. The other 25% belong to Innogy. The Dogger...
  • Three TSOs sign agreement on North Sea Wind Power Hub 03/24/2017
    ...,” said Torben Glar Nielsen, CTO of Energinet. A North Sea Wind Power Hub at a location like Dogger Bank has many advantages: Shallow... with nature and environmental organizations. A first 'quick-scan' of the impact on flora and fauna on the Dogger Bank shows both opportunities as potential risks for animals and biodiversity. ...
  • Cooperation European Transmission System Operators to develop North Sea Wind Power Hub 03/09/2017
    ... to surrounding countries, in the middle of the North Sea (Dogger Bank): to which many wind farms can be connected (possibly 70,000 MW to 100,000.... As a location for the island, the Dogger Bank meets all the conditions. In short, Power Link islands in the middle of the North Sea offers everything...
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    Statoil increases in UK offshore wind 09/12/2016
    ... Bank projects, with the desire of bringing Statoil’s total ownership from 25 per cent up to a potential of 50 per cent through an acquisition of Statkraft’s share in Dogger Bank. The final shareholding in Dogger Bank, and the transfer of operatorship for Sheringham Shoal, is pending partner and government approvals. Dogger Bank is the world's largest offshore wind development, having achieved consent for an agreed target installed capacity of 4800 MW. In total, the Dogger Bank projects have the potential to provide renewable energy to up to 5 million UK homes. “Dogger Bank represents a unique opportunity for the UK to develop secure, sustainable and cost-competitive energy from its world-class wind resource. By increasing our share, we strengthen Statoil’s long-term portfolio materiality and gain additional optionality. This is in line with our strategy to gradually complement Statoil’s oil and gas portfolio with profitable renewable energy and other low-carbon solutions,” says Rummelhoff. Today’s announcement coincides with the opening of Statoil’s onshore base for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm, taking place in Great Yarmouth during the Maritime Festival. In total, Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon are creating 85 jobs in the Norfolk area. Statoil is a leading investor in UK energy, including the Mariner oil development offshore Aberdeen, the largest investment on the UK continental shelf in a decade, the Hywind pilot park offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, the world’s first floating wind farm. Statoil is also the leading exporter of oil and gas to the UK. The effective date for the transfer of operatorship is 1 January 2017. Closing is subject to customary conditions, including partners’ and government approval. ... Shoal, with 20 per cent held by the UK Green Investment Bank. Through today’s agreement, Statoil is also increasing its share in the Dogger...
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    Statkraft re-evaluates UK offshore wind portfolio 09/09/2016
    ... evaluating a divestment of its shares in the operational Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, the Dudgeon project and the Dogger Bank projects. Preparations... between Statkraft and Statoil includes an understanding that Statkraft intends to sell its share in the Dogger Bank project to Statoil. This ambition...
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    European Grid Expansion: Between Innovation and Resignation 06/17/2016
    .... As a possible location Tennet has chosen Dogger Bank located about 100 kilometers off the English coast. The water depth of the North Sea there is only about 10...
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    Europe: TenneT presents Hub and Spoke concept for large scale wind energy on the North Sea 06/13/2016
    ... qualify the Dogger Bank as a location for the central hub. (2) Approximately 2000 GW of photovoltaics (according to the Delft University of Technology) and approximately 600 GW of wind energy (according to the European Wind Energy Association EWEA). Mel Kroon: ‘It will be very important for the six European North Sea countries to be willing, in due course, to make their targets independent of national borders, which means agreeing that the electrons generated offshore must not necessarily be transmitted to their own country.’ Far out at sea, but still cheaper The areas relatively close to the shore, which are the first that must be utilised for offshore wind farms, will provide insufficient possibilities over the long haul to develop the required volumes of offshore wind energy. This makes it necessary to look for possibilities far out at sea. The disadvantage here is that the costs will be significantly higher. The construction and maintenance of the wind farms are higher and these must be connected via many relatively expensive, single direct current (DC) connections. Alternating current technology cannot be used for connecting offshore wind farms far out at sea because of an unacceptably high loss of electricity during transmission to the onshore grid. By building in the years ahead an island surrounded by wind farms (at a relatively short distance), wind energy obtained way out at sea will assume the cost benefits of near-shore wind – thanks to the island. The smaller distance will allow use of the far cheaper alternating current (AC) connections. Further considerable (cost) benefits can be derived from an island, as it offers a permanent place for people and resources: A joint permanent basis for builders of wind farms and infrastructure Joint storage of components (e.g. turbines, rotor blades, pylons, HV equipment) Strong reduction in transport costs: landing strip for airplanes and permanent residency opportunities for staff Joint maintenance facilities Joint port facilities The Wind Connector: a smart combination of wind farms with interconnectors The generated wind energy has to be transported to the consumer as efficiently as possible. The alternating current generated by the wind farms will be changed by converter stations on the island to direct current for transmission to the mainland of one of the North Sea countries. Great additional advantage is that it is no longer necessary to build converter stations on platforms in the sea. This provides substantial cost advantages again. The present utilisation of a connection between a wind farm and the mainland is around 40%. This is because there is not always wind (or not always equally strong) and the wind turbines also have to undergo maintenance or repairs. The capacity utilisation can and must be greatly increased by giving the direct current connection the role of interconnector. The transmission capacity of the direct current connection will then be used not only for the outward movement of wind energy, but also for electricity trading between the connected countries, creating a "Wind Connector." In effect, the island will act as the spider in a North Sea web of offshore wind farms and international connections. This will increase the present efficient utilisation of a connection between the wind farm and the mainland from roughly 40% towards 100%. Advantages of an island in the middle of the North Sea Besides the combination of wind farms and interconnectors and the achievable efficiencies of scale – because numerous wind farms with a total capacity of over 30 GW can be connected on an island of roughly 6 km² – an island at a location like the Dogger Bank offers even more advantages. The Dogger Bank is relatively shallow and is large with the space needed for large-scale wind energy. The shallower the water, the lower will be the cost of building the wind farms and the island. Another very important matter is that there is often a strong wind in that part of the North Sea. This produces a high yield of wind energy. In short, an island in the middle of the North Sea offers everything necessary to make offshore wind energy a success. Large wind farms way out at sea will connect to an island. Far-shore will become near-shore, which means lower costs. Direct current connections will double as interconnectors. The efficiency of these connections will increase from roughly 40% towards 100%. People, parts and assembly factories can be placed on the island, thus optimising logistics in Europe. The Dogger Bank has a lot of strong wind. This will optimise the yield. The area is relatively shallow. The shallower the water, the lower will be the cost of building the wind farms and the island. An island in an area with a lot of space will provide the scale necessary to reduce costs (through economies of scale). In developing the Dogger Bank as a location for large scale offshore wind and an artificial island the impact on marine flora and fauna should be taken into account by the cooperating parties. TenneT has been in close contact with a number of environmental organizations. A first 'quick-scan' of the impact on flora and fauna on the Dogger Bank shows both opportunities as potential risks for animals and biodiversity. Tjerk Wagenaar, director of leading Dutch environmental NGO Natuur & Milieu: "TenneT is a reliable state-owned partner that can help ensure a successful energy transition in the North Sea. They can do this cost-effectively, with a focus on sustainable and ecological values. It is precisely in large-scale projects of this kind that we have to take marine flora and fauna into consideration as much as possible." Step-by-step development In TenneT’s vision, the creation of an island is not the starting point of this development. Before that stage is reached, it will first be necessary to utilise other possibilities. In sequence these are onshore wind energy and near-shore wind energy. This development is necessary for the structural reduction of the costs of offshore wind energy. The next, logical steps for the Netherlands are: The wind energy areas of Borssele, Hollandse Kust (zuid) and Hollandse Kust (noord) are already under development. According to planning, all will have entered service in 2023. The offshore areas of IJmuiden Ver (5-6 GW) and possibly other wind energy areas already designated will be developed. The possibility of international cooperation between IJmuiden Ver and a UK wind energy area, such as East Anglia, can be examined. This might also be feasible in combination with an interconnector to the United Kingdom and an island. This might be from 2025-2030. The island could perhaps be built on the Dogger Bank, between 2030 and 2050. Next steps TenneT will enter into talks with the EU and the Member States to see whether the required European cooperation can be set up. Factors that play an important role include legislation, regulation, targets and financing. TenneT will further make a start on studying IJmuiden Ver in terms of engineering, interconnection, conversion, shore feed-in and integration with existing infrastructure. Also, there will be an examination together with UK stakeholders of possibilities for connecting IJmuiden Ver to a UK wind energy area, possibly East Anglia. ...
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    US: Massachusetts' clean, low-cost energy future blows across the ocean 03/17/2016
    ... Group and former Head of Offshore Development for the UK's 4.8 GW Dogger Bank project, the largest permitted OSW project in the world. "...
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