SSE Renewables is a world-leading developer, operator and owner of offshore wind energy. We are building more offshore wind energy than any other company in the world right now.
We are currently constructing the world’s largest offshore wind energy project, the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea, which is a joint venture with Equinor and Vårgrønn, as well as Scotland’s largest and the world's deepest fixed bottom offshore site, the 1.1GW Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm in the Firth of Forth, a joint venture with TotalEnergies.
FOR £9 BILLION SPEND
FOR 1,700 JOBS
FOR THE UK SUPPLY CHAIN
Through our construction pipeline we’re leading the delivery of £9bn in new offshore wind farms in UK waters. Together these crucial offshore wind energy projects are having a real impact in helping the UK ‘Build Back Greener’ and between them these projects will support and create more than 1,700 supply chain and operations jobs in the UK.
When complete, Dogger Bank and Seagreen will help power millions of UK homes and businesses and drive the transition to Net Zero carbon emissions. These assets will join our existing operational offshore wind portfolio which consists of 487MW across two offshore joint venture sites, Beatrice and Greater Gabbard, both of which we operate on behalf of our asset partners.
FOR BUILDING THE WORLD'S
LARGEST OFFSHORE WIND FARM
Through our construction of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which will utilise the most powerful offshore wind turbine in operation today, GE’s up to 14MW Haliade-X, we’re setting the global standard for the delivery of new offshore wind energy projects. To find out more about the construction of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, click here.
We’re leading the development of more offshore wind than any other company in the world. We have the largest secured offshore wind development pipeline across the UK and Ireland at over 8GW, and we're also extending our portfolio into other international geographies.
FOR SCOTLAND'S GLOBAL
In Scotland, we're pursuing the country's newest global-scale offshore opportunity, Berwick Bank. At up to 4.1GW, the Berwick Bank super-project development off the east coast of Scotland is one of the largest offshore developments in the world. Berwick Bank Wind Farm is at an advanced stage of development, with a planning application expected to go to the Scottish Government in 2022. If successful it would increase Scotland’s overall renewable energy capacity by nearly 30%, accelerating the country’s net zero ambitions. The project will also be capable of generating enough renewable energy to power over five million homes – equivalent to all of Scotland’s households twice over. For more on how Berwick Bank can drive Scotland’s ambitions to meet its 2030 climate action targets, click here.
FOR SCOTWIND'S 10GW AMBITION
LOCAL EXPERIENCE WITH GLOBAL EXPERTISE
We’re part of a unique consortium which has been selected in the highly competitive ScotWind process to deliver a new floating offshore wind farm off the east coast of Scotland. At up to 2.6GW of installed capacity, it will become one of the world's largest floating offshore wind farms, putting us at the forefront of commercialising this new technology. Through its delivery we will gain a unique insight and understanding into floating technology as it scales up for deployment elsewhere in the UK and in other markets. For more on our ScotWind ambition and vision, click here.
FOR IRELAND'S ENERGY SECURITY
WE'RE 100% READY
We plan to bring our world-leading excellence in offshore wind energy to Irish waters with plans to deliver 2GW of offshore wind energy in the Irish Sea and Celtic Sea by 2030, including the 800MW Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2 off the coast of Co. Wicklow, helping create local jobs. To find out more about how we’re 100% ready to deliver the offshore wind needed to help secure Ireland’s energy future, reduce carbon emissions and create local jobs, click here.
And off England we’re extending Greater Gabbard with our plans for North Falls.
FOR BUILDING A GREENER FUTURE
As SSE’s renewable energy arm, our vision is to become a leading renewables major in a net zero world. Our strategy is to lead the transition to a net zero future through the world-class development, construction and operation of renewable power assets. We are focussed on continuing to expand our pipeline beyond our secured 8GW across the UK and Ireland and are progressing around 10GW of early stage prospects in Ireland and Japan. and we’re building more offshore wind energy than any other company in the world.
We’re bringing our capabilities in offshore wind development, construction and operation to select international markets, and exploring how we can develop new renewable energy projects in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific to help the globe go net zero.
In doing so, we’ll double our current 4GW installed renewable energy capacity to 8GW by 2026, and accelerate growth to increase renewables output fivefold to over 50TWh annually by 2031.