Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm
Located 32 kilometres off the coast of North Norfolk in East Anglia, the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is Masdar’s latest investment in the United Kingdom’s renewable energy sector.
Masdar (35 percent) is partnering in the project with the Norwegian multinational oil and gas company Statoil and Norway’s state-owned electricity company, Statkraft.
Set in waters between 18 and 25 metres with a wind speed of 9.8 metres per second, and covering an area of 35 square kilometres, the project will generate the electricity equivalent of what is needed to power more than 410,000 UK homes. The 402-megawatt wind farm is one of the largest such projects in the country.
The project will play an important role in the social and economic life of East Anglia in the years ahead. It is expected to create hundreds of new jobs during the construction and lifetime of the project.
Aspects of the project include constructing the wind turbines and their foundations, building an offshore substation, installing power cables (both undersea and onshore), and connecting to the UK National Grid. Construction of the wind farm began in the third quarter of 2014 and is expected to take approximately 3 ½ years, becoming fully operational by the end of 2017.
Upon completion, the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm will bring Masdar’s gross installed cumulative capacity in the UK renewable energy sector to more than 1,000 megawatts.
The wind farm is one of several Masdar-funded international projects.
- Facility area: 35 square kilometres
- Equipment: 6-megawatt Siemens turbines
- Installed capacity: 402 megawatts
- Yearly production: 1.75 terawatt-hours
- Emission reductions: 893,000 tonnes annually