This renewable energy project “Dogger Bank Wind Farm” located more than 130 kilometres the North East coast is capable of powering 6m UK homes annually. Itis a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Eni Plenitude (20%). SSE Renewables is leading on the construction of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm and Equinor will operate the wind farm for its lifetime of up to 35 years, creating over 200 direct jobs in the North-East of England.
The O&M base, located within the Port of Tyne estate in South Shields, has been designed to reflect Dogger Bank’s drive for a more sustainable future and to achieve Net Zero Carbon (NZC) and provide one of the best workspaces in the North-East. The project has been designed to achieve NZC in both construction and operation as defined by the UK Green Building Council Framework Definition. This sustainability target was at the heart of both the design and construction decisions.
Regular engagement with the sustainability consultant (CBRE), design team and client contributed to the scheme achieving industry leading low embodied carbon and targeting a Paris Aligned operational energy use intensity, across both regulated and unregulated uses. Furthermore, the client’s application of an internal carbon price acted as a financial instrument which ensured that each design decision was challenged to reduce as much carbon as possible whilst fulfilling the design brief.
Three Winning Facts:
- Through exceptional design and construction, the building has been designed and enabled to be Net Zero Carbon whilst contributing to ongoing decarbonisation of the national electricity grid.
- Exceptional energy performance. The project has surpassed all its targets against LETI Climate Emergency Design Guide and photovoltaic deployment.
- Dogger Bank is already informing other projects and has featured as a best practice case study.