UK green lights giant offshore wind farm

A giant wind farm to be built off the Yorkshire coast has been granted planning permission by the UK Government. The Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore project will […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A giant wind farm to be built off the Yorkshire coast has been granted planning permission by the UK Government.

The Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore project will include up to 400 turbines across two wind generating stations, each with an installed capacity of up to 1.2GW.

It is expected to generate enough electricity to power around 1.8 million homes.

If completed as planned, the project will claim the title of the world’s largest offshore wind farm alongside the neighbouring 2.4GW Dogger Bank Creyke Bank development, which secured planning consent earlier this year.

Forewind, a consortium consisting of SSE, RWE, Statkraft and Statoil, is developing the project and claims it could create up to 4,750 jobs and generate more than £1.5 million for the UK economy.

Energy Minister Lord Bourne said: “As we build the Northern Powerhouse, we want local communities to reap the benefits of investment and green jobs from low carbon developments like Dogger Bank Offshore wind project.”