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World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Gets New Base

Equinor and SSE Renewables, who are currently building the world's largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank, plan to build a new operations and maintenance base at the Port of Tyne in the UK.

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Construction of the wind farm began in January 2020 and has been continued in three 1.2-GW phases over the coming years. The electricity produced will meet around 5% of the UK's electricity needs and will trigger a total investment of around GBP 9 billion between 2020 and 2026.

The two companies have now announced that the O&M base will be built in the British port city of Tyne. The new multi-million pound facility, which will include both office space and a warehouse, will be the onshore base for Equinor's teams to ensure the efficient operation of the wind farm. The flagship project is expected to create more than 200 direct jobs in the region and opportunities for businesses at all levels of the supply chain.

Secretary of State for Business, Alok Sharma commented: “This new facility is fantastic news for Tyneside and the North East of England. Renewable energy is one of the UK’s great success stories, providing over a third of our electricity and thousands of jobs. “Projects like Dogger Bank will be a key part of ensuring a green and resilient economic recovery as well as reaching our target of net zero emissions by 2050.”


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