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Equinor and SSE end Dogger Bank D hydrogen plan

RICHARD HEAP

March 4, 2024

Equinor and SSE Renewables have axed plans to use electricity from their 1.2GW Dogger Bank D offshore wind project for green hydrogen production.

The companies confirmed on Friday (1st March) that Dogger Bank D is set to connect to a 400kV substation at Birkhill Wood in East Riding of Yorkshire. The project team is now undertaking a site selection process to find the locations of cable corridors and other onshore infrastructure associated with the grid connection.

However, they added that they have “retired” the idea of using power from the project for green hydrogen production at a dedicated onshore facility following consultation in autumn 2023.

Rob Cussons, project manager for Dogger Bank D at SSE Renewables, said it was “working hard to deliver safe and respectful construction both offshore and offshore, as well as generating socio-economic value for current and future generations”.

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