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26 Nov 20201 minute read

Historic deal for offshore wind

Historic deal for offshore wind

Funding has been secured for the construction of the world’s largest offshore wind farm, at Dogger Bank in the North Sea.

The renewable energy division of ECA Member SSE reached the £3 billion deal in partnership with energy firm Equinor.

Once complete, the wind farm will generate enough renewable energy to meet 5 per cent of the UK’s total demand, equivalent to that of 6 million households.

Alistair Philips-Davies, SSE Chief Executive, said: “We are proud to be leading on the construction and development of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which has been 10 years in the making.

“We are putting our money where our mouth is on delivering net zero and reinforcing the UK’s position as a world leader.

“This investment will help drive a green recovery from coronavirus through the project’s construction over the next five years, creating jobs and boosting the local economy.”