SSE Renewables is hoping to publish details of a “significant inward investment” in Scotland in the near future. Jim Smith, managing director at the green energy developer, teased the upcoming announcement, expected to be made in the next couple of months, during the opening session of Scottish Renewables’ Offshore Wind Conference 2021 on Wednesday. He said SSE Renewables’ colossal Dogger Bank offshore wind farm project would act as a “catalyst” for the investment. The 3.6 gigawatt (GW) development is on course to be the world’s largest offshore wind development when it becomes operational. Dogger Bank is being built in three stages, the first two of which have already reached financial close, in the central to southern North Sea, between 77 and 180 miles off the Yorkshire coast. GE Renewable Energy, which will supply its Haliade-X offshore wind turbines for the project, previously announced plans to open a “world-class” blade manufacturing facility on Teesside to support the development.
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