Dogger Bank receives first transformer
UK: The first of several transformers that will enable the transmission of electricity from the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm has been delivered.
The transformers will play an integral role in the operation of three onshore convertor stations in East Riding of Yorkshire and on Teesside, in north-east England, which will convert the current from the wind farm for transmission via the national grid network to six million UK homes.
This week the first transformer was successfully transported to the first convertor station near Beverley in East Riding, where construction of a second convertor station is also underway by tier one supplier Hitachi Energy.
Three further deliveries are scheduled in East Riding on the mornings of 15, 22 and 29 May, with deliveries for the second East Riding convertor station taking place in 2023.
Heavy lift and transportation specialist Allelys was appointed by Hitachi Energy to carry out and oversee these latest deliveries.
“Successful delivery of the first transformer is an important milestone for our world-leading project. Our thanks go to all those involved in ensuring this happened safely, including the local highways authority and representatives from Humberside Police for their valuable expertise on the route between Port of Hull and our convertor station site,” said Dogger Bank Wind Farm transmission package manager Borge Angelfloss.
Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being built in three phases known as A, B and C. The project is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40 %), Equinor (40 %) and Eni Plenitude (20 %). It will be the first HVDC-connected wind farm in the UK.