Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has started construction on Dogger Bank Wind Farms, which is a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor. The farm is made up of three offshore wind farm sites, totalling 3.6 gigawatts (GW): Creyke Beck A (1.2GW), Creyke Beck B (1.2GW) and Teesside A (1.2GW).
The offshore wind farm will generate enough renewable energy to power more than 4.5 million homes each year.
The works will also involve completing bulk earthworks at the onshore HVDC convertor station locations in East Riding.
The onshore infrastructure includes the installation of around 20 miles of electrical cables within ducts. The ducts will be installed within trenches and where necessary through drilling under existing infrastructure and natural obstacles.
The completed onshore cable will transport the power generated by the two offshore wind farm sites, Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck Bfrom the landfall point at Ulrome to the new convertor stations in the south of Beverley. The cable route will connect to the current National Grid substation at Creyke Beck, Cottingham.
The works contract also includes vegetation clearance, preparing access junctions and construction of a temporary access road to facilitate the main works, and installation of pre- and post-construction land drainage.
The full works are expected to last about two years.