Wales-based firm Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has been awarded another contract to deliver civil enabling works at Dogger Bank.
Located in the North Sea, Dogger Bank is the world’s largest offshore wind farm and is being jointly developed by Eni, Equinor, and SSE Renewables.
The new contract is for the farm’s third 1.2GW section, Dogger Bank C, and will include trenching, duct installation, and joint bays.
Work is expected to commence in March 2023.
Jones Bros has won previous contracts on Dogger Bank, and is currently installing 130km of underground cabling in ducts on the site across two routes.
Eryl Roberts, Jones Bros contracts director, said: “As this will follow on from construction of the converter station infrastructure for the same project, we will benefit from a considerable body of local knowledge built up in recent years.
“As well as this, we will be able to continue to invest in the north east’s regional economy, including working with subcontractors from the area, as well as sustaining apprenticeships.
“The lengthy lead-in gives us a relatively long design period to develop and implement new and innovative solutions for the scheme in partnership with the client.
“This will include plans to minimise disruption. The route passes across a number of key roads such as the A1053, so this will mean conducting horizontal drilling in addition to the trench digging that will be used for the majority of the distance.”
Stephen Reynolds, Dogger Bank C onshore package manager, added: “Building on the work already underway on the first phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, Jones Bros will now play a vital role in helping connect the wind farm to the National Grid infrastructure for the third phase.
“We look forward to extending our relationship with this UK-based firm, as we continue to build this record-breaking windfarm.”
Each of the three phases of Dogger Bank is expected to generate around 6TWh annually, with the total 18TWh across all three being enough to supply 5% of the UK’s electricity demand.
Image: Jones Bros work on cabling for Dogger Bank (Credit: Jones Bros)
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