Photo: This is what the 13 MW Haliade-X turbine generator looks like
The Dogger Bank park will be built and connected in 3 phases, A, B and C, and now an additional fourth phase is being discussed, Dogger Bank D. The phases already approved, however, which are now in the installation process, already have parameters enough to form together the largest offshore wind farm in the world. Each of the 3 phases will have about 92 wind turbines, and each of the 3 phases will have a power of 1.2 GW! So almost 300 wind turbines together, or 277 to be exact, which will add up to a power of 3.6 GW. To put the figure in context, today at noon the entire national electricity system of Romania was consuming a power of 5.4 GW, so the new offshore wind farm, at its maximum capacity, could provide 2/3 of the network power needed by a country large, such as Romania. Speaking of the Republic of Moldova, at the same noon time, the country’s entire electrical system consumed 720 MW, or 0.72 GW of power, which means that, at its maximum capacity, the new wind farm could supply exactly 5 countries like the Republic of Moldova with electricity!