LAST TURBINE INSTALLED AT DUDGEON WIND FARM
This week saw the last of the 67 wind turbines being installed on the Dudgeon field and all of them are now producing electricity. During October, the wind farm will provide 410,000 homes in England with electricity.
Thirty-two kilometres off the coast of Norfolk in England the wind farm has grown gradually since the first turbine was installed at the beginning of the year. The wind farm was completed at the agreed time and below the budget of GBP 1.5 billion that was set when the investment decision was made in 2014. Ever since the first households received electricity already at the beginning of February, all the turbines have joined the production, one by one.
When Dudgeon is fully operational later this year, Statoil will deliver electricity to one million brits from its offshore wind projects. The offshore wind farm will be operated from Statoil’s office in Great Yarmouth. The Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm located 20 kilometres west of Dudgeon, is operated from Egmere.
In addition to Dudgeon, Statoil is operator for the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm in the UK, which has supplied electricity to around 200,000 homes since 2012. The world’s largest floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland, will come on stream during 2017. Statoil has furthermore a 50% share in the Arkona offshore wind farm in German waters, which is due to come on stream in 2019. (Source: Statoil – Image: O.J. Bratland/Statoil)