News archive

04-04-2012
The first issue of Dogger Bank News - a newsletter aimed at giving an overview of all Forewind development activities - is now available to download.
06-07-2011

Forewind, developer of the Dogger Bank Zone, has published its first annual review, covering the consortium’s initial 18 months of activity since being awarded the offshore wind development rights for largest of the Round 3 zones by The Crown Estate.

09-06-2011

The development of Forewind’s first offshore wind farm, known as Dogger Bank Project One, takes another step forward today with the announcement that the cable connecting the proposed wind farm to the national grid at Creyke Beck, in East Riding of Yorkshire, will come to shore between Fraisthorpe and Ulrome on the Holderness coast.

05-05-2011
The wealth of career opportunities offered by the growing offshore wind energy industry will be the focus of a presentation given by Forewind together with The Crown Estate at a meeting of careers counsellors and training service providers in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire region, next week.
04-04-2011
Forewind, development partner for the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm zone, will begin its preliminary onshore surveys this week as part of its investigations into potential corridors for the onshore underground cables that will connect its first wind farm project with the national grid at the Creyke Beck substation, near Cottingham in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
12-12-2010

Forewind, development partner for the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm zone, potentially the world’s largest wind energy project, has received a Scoping Opinion from the Infrastructure Planning Committee (IPC) on its proposed approach to the development of its first project, Dogger Bank Project One.

09-11-2010
The second wave buoy has been deployed on Dogger Bank this week to start measuring the site’s wave height and direction, as well as its currents.
13-10-2010

Forewind, development partner for the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm zone, potentially the world’s largest wind energy project, has today announced the location of the first tranche for development.

01-10-2010
Forewind, development partner for the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm zone, has today announced the appointment of Lord Deben, as its Chairman.
27-09-2010
The first wave buoy has been deployed on Dogger Bank this week to start measuring the sites wave height and direction and sea surface temperatures.
26-08-2010
Lee Clarke, former Senior Corporate Development and Strategy Manager with RWE npower, has been appointed as General Manager of the Forewind consortium, development partner for Dogger Bank.
26-07-2010
Forewind has appointed two consultancies to handle the role of Fishing Liaison Coordinator (FLC), one to deal with the fishing industry and the other with relevant governmental and regulatory stakeholders.
22-07-2010
All the reports and presentations from the Forewind stakeholder workshops held in April in Hull, Newcastle and London are now available online for comment by Friday, August 13.
07-06-2010
Almost 7000 line kilometres will be covered by a zone-wide acoustic and geophysical survey which is now underway across the Dogger Bank Zone.
29-04-2010

Forewind, development partner for the Dogger Bank zone, has issued a request for expressions of interest (EOI) from contractors that would like to be considered for the design, fabrication, certification, installation and commissioning of meteorological masts.

20-04-2010

Forewind, together with The Crown Estate and assistance from UK-wide Regional Development Agencies, has launched a web-based Supply Chain Contacts Directory which provides a snapshot of all the companies which attended the recent series of countrywide supply chain events.

The UK Offshore Wind Supply Chain Contacts Directory is now live and can be accessed at http://www.supplychaindirectory.co.uk.

The site aims to enable easy access for companies looking for relevant skills, goods or services across the UK offshore wind industry supply chain and provides a snapshot of all those who attended, or planned to attend, the 12 supply chain events is early 2010.

Forewind’s Head of Engineering and Supply Chain, Dr Mark Legerton, said the directory should provide a useful source of information for anyone with specific supply chain requirements.

25-01-2010
Forewind has started its extensive data gathering process on Dogger Bank with the award of a contract to Gardline Environmental Limited, part of Gardline Marine Sciences Limited, to provide ornithological surveys services to the project.
08-01-2010
The Crown Estate has announced that the Forewind consortium, comprising four leading international energy companies, has been named as the successful development partner for the largest zone in the third licence round (Round 3) for UK offshore wind farms, Dogger Bank.
06-02-2009

Four leading international energy companies have joined forces to bid to win exclusive rights to develop wind farms under the terms of Zone Development Agreements (ZDAs) as part of The Crown Estate’s third licence round for UK offshore wind farms (Round 3).