North Sea Windfarms Scrapped


Published Aug 10, 2015 5:17 PM by The Maritime Executive

Just days after Forewind announced that it had gained planning approval for its Teesside A&B Dogger Bank windfarms, the company said that it is scrapping plans for its C and D extensions. Forewind, which is a consortium of European energy companies, intends to focus on its first four 1.2 gigawatt (GW) energy projects which are: Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A, Dogger Bank Creyke Beck B, Dogger Bank Teesside A and Dogger Bank Teesside B.

The Dogger Bank Creyke and Dogger Bank Teesside A&B projects are the largest-ever offshore energy projects. Dogger Bank Creyke Bank gained approval in February 2015.

The discontinued Dogger Bank Teesside C&D projects would have combined for an installed capacity of 2.4GW. The two projects have been removed from the organization’s portfolio and the rights to develop that area of seabed, along with the remainder of the Dogger Bank Zone, have been returned to The Crown Estate.

The Crown Estate is a semi-independent, incorporated public body which manages an extended property portfolio.