Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm development progressing as planned

The development of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is progressing as planned. The project is not affected by Statkraft’s announcement of reduced investment plans in offshore wind. Full production is expected in late 2017 as previously announced.

The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is owned by Statoil 35%, Masdar 35% and Statkraft 30%. Statoil is the operator for both the construction and operational phases of the project.

On 16 December, Statkraft announced that the company no longer will invest in new offshore wind projects. This does not affect the development of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. The final investment decision for Dudgeon was made in July 2014.

The project is currently carrying out construction of onshore cables and the onshore substation. Offshore construction will start in 2016. When completed, Dudgeon will provide renewable energy for up to 410,000 households in the UK and employ around 70 people in its onshore and offshore operations base in Great Yarmouth.

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm will be constructed with 67 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 6 MW, totalling 402 MW installed generation capacity. The annual energy production is estimated to be 1.7 TWh. The North Sea project site is located 32 km offshore north of the town of Cromer in North Norfolk, and 20 km north-east of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm.

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For further details on the project, please contact Statoil’s press spokesperson Elin Isaksen, tel. +47 48091183, e-mail: eisak@statoil.com

Issue date: 16-12-15