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 Eni, as well as Scotland’s largest offshore site, the 1.1GW Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm in the Firth of Forth, a joint venture with Total. Together these crucial offshore wind energy projects are having a real impact in helping the UK ‘Build Back Greener’ and between them are supporting thousands of direct and indirect skilled jobs. When complete, Dogger Bank and Seagreen will help power millions of UK homes and businesses and drive the transition to Net Zero carbon emissions.
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. The construction and future operation of Dogger Bank Wind Farm is already supporting more than 2,500 new jobs in the UK. 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 offshore wind development pipeline across the UK and Ireland at over 7GW, with further auctions still to come and the potential to extend our portfolio into other international geographies.
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 520MW Arklow Bank Wind Park 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 hit Ireland’s annual 7% carbon reduction target, click here.
Delivering our current pipeline would result in average additions of over 500MW of new renewable capacity every year to 2030, and, with upcoming seabed auctions and clear opportunities to expand internationally, SSE Renewables has clear aspirations to reach a run rate of at least 1GW of new assets a year during the second half of this decade.
Our operational offshore wind portfolio consists of 487MW across two offshore joint venture sites, Beatrice and Greater Gabbard, both of which we operate on behalf of our asset partners.