On 24 August 2015, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change granted a development consent order (DCO) for Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore Wind Farm. The pre-application, examination and DCO documents can be found on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.
The DCO authorises Forewinfd Limited to construct and operate upto two offshore wind farms each with an installed capacity of 1.2GW, situated between 125km and 290km off the North East Coast in the North Sea. The development will comprise of:
- up to 400 wind turbine generators (200 in each array);
- up to 8 offshore collector platforms;
- up to 2 convertor stations;
- up to 4 accommodation or helicopter platforms;
- up to 10 metrological stations;
- up to 2 sets of export cables to connect the arrays to a coastal landing point between Redcar and Marske-By-The-Sea, in the borough of Redcar and Cleveland; and
- onshore associated development, including underground cabling and up to 2 convertor stations.
On 9 January 2017 the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) received a request from Royal HaskoningDHV UK Limited, acting on behalf of Forewind Limited, to vary the Deemed Marine Licences (DML’s) contained within Schedules 8, 9, 10 and 11 of The Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore Wind Farm Order 2015.
In March 2017, the MMO imposed variations to the Deemed Marine Licence (DML) contained within Schedules 8, 9, 10 and11 of the Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore Wind Farm, to update existing marine mammal disturbance conditions to align with the defined regulation 39(1)(b) of the Offshore Habitats Regulations.