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NOF Chief Executive George Rafferty has praised the joint venture developers of the Dogger Bank Wind Farms for unveiling GE Renewable Energy as its preferred turbine supplier, less than a fortnight after being successful in the latest round of Contracts for Difference (CfD) awards from the UK government.
SSE and Equinor, 50:50 joint venture partners in the wind farm developments, have selected GE Renewable Energy’s 12MW Haliade-X wind turbines to be installed at Creyke Beck A, Creyke Beck B and Teesside A.
The three projects secured support from the government’s CfD procurement round in late September with strike prices of £39.65-£41.61.
It is believed that the turbines will be the largest and most powerful turbines developed to date and will support the delivery of 3.6GW of electricity from the three offshore wind farms.
The Dogger Bank Wind Farms Joint Venture partners and GE Renewable Energy are all NOF Strategic Partners engaging with the organisation’s membership to support their supply chain development.
George Rafferty, Chief Executive of UK business development experts for the energy sector, said: “This is a significant announcement, which will bolster confidence among the UK offshore wind sector supply chain.
“It is a clear signal of intent from the Dogger Bank Wind Farms developers to get off the mark quickly after being awarded their CfD, which should continue throughout the lifespan of the project with the potential of creating a myriad of opportunities for UK suppliers.”