Equinor planning to integrate UK offshore extension plans

Equinor is set to develop proposed extensions to the Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal offshore windfarms off the east coast of England as one integrated project.

On 22 October, ReNEWS reported that the plan had been outlined in the scoping report supporting environmental impact assessments for both extensions. Equinor is seeking a 317MW extension for Sheringham Shoal and a 402MW for Dudgeon. It is proposing an integrated approach as it would prove beneficial for both the planning and construction of the electrical infrastructure system, while also likely reducing the overall environmental impact.

Equinor has accepted an offer from National Grid to connect an integrated project at the Norwich main, which would be capable of accommodating both extensions. The exact locations of the onshore and offshore infrastructure, however, are yet to be finalised.