The world’s largest offshore wind farm will have a net zero-built operations and maintenance (O&M) base.
Partners of Dogger Bank Wind Farm have today announced the project’s O&M base will be constructed and operated in line with the UK Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework.
That means that there will be transparent reporting of its sustainability credentials.
The O&M base will use low carbon materials and will be fitted with energy efficiency measures.
Solar PV panels will be installed for onsite renewable generation and EV charging points will also be available for staff and visitors.
Located at the Port of Tyne, the facility is expected to be ready in the mid-2022, ahead of wind farm operations starting the following year.
It is estimated that nearly 200 people will be employed for the facility.
Once commissioned, Dogger Bank Wind Farm is forecast to generate around 5% of the UK’s electricity.
Halfdan Brustad, Vice President for Dogger Bank at Equinor, said “The project will make a real contribution to decarbonising our electricity system and help the UK meet its net zero targets.”