Dogger Bank Teesside A / Sofia Offshore Wind Farm (formerly Dogger Bank Teesside B) - Project previously known as Dogger Bank Teesside A&B

Project information

Latest update - 4 November 2021

On 11 May 2021 the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) received a request from Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm Project 3 Projco Limited to vary the Deemed Marine Licences (DML) contained within Schedules 8 and 10 of the Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore Wind Farm Order 2015.

Following consultation with relevant stakeholders the MMO has now completed its consideration of the request and, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 72(3)(d) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, has determined to make the variations as detailed in the attached documents:

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About the project

Type of application: Generating Stations

Name of applicant: Forewind Ltd

Dogger Bank Teesside A & B (previously part of Dogger Bank Teesside) is the second stage of Forewind's offshore wind energy development of the Dogger Bank Zone (Zone 3, Round 3). Dogger Bank Teesside A & B will comprise up to two wind farms, each with an installed capacity of up to 1.2GW, which are expected to connect to the national grid at the existing national grid substation at Lackenby, near Eston. It follows that Dogger Bank Teesside A & B could have a total installed capacity of up to 2.4GW Dogger Bank Teesside A & B is located within The Dogger Bank Zone which comprises an area of 8660 square kilometres (km2) located in the North Sea between 125 kilometres (km) and 290km off the UK North East coast. The onshore elements of the development will be located in the Borough of Redcar and Cleveland The documents for this project are held in the section of the website relevant to projects in Yorkshire and the Humber, together with other offshore projects relating to Dogger Bank. Regions are used on this website as an organisational convenience and do not represent any administrative or legal boundaries. Some organisations include land in the Borough of Redcar and Cleveland in the North East region. If you intend to refer to regionalised organisations, initiatives or information during the examination, please ensure that you identify the appropriate region for your purposes.

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Project stage

This project is at the post-decision stage.

This application was granted on 5 August 2015.


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This is when the applicant sends us their application documents. We check if we can accept the application for examination. We have 28 days to make this decision.

How the acceptance stage works and what happens next.

The Examining Authority is appointed and is made up of one or more inspectors. Anyone who wants to have their say needs to register at this stage.

The applicant must publish that the application has been accepted by us. They include when and how parties can register to get involved. The time period for registering is set by the applicant but must be no less than 28 days.

The pre-examination stage usually takes about 3 months.

What happens during the pre-examination stage.

The Examining Authority will ask questions about the proposed development. The applicant and anyone who has registered to have their say can get involved and submit comments at each deadline in the timetable. You can also attend hearings that may take place. This stage takes up to 6 months.

What happens at the examination stage?

The Examining Authority writes its recommendation report. This must be completed and sent to the relevant Secretary of State within 3 months of the end of examination stage.

Making a recommendation.

The decision stage is when the relevant Secretary of State then reviews the report and makes the final decision. They have 3 months to make a decision.

Who makes the final decision.
What happens after the decision is made

Once the Secretary of State has made a decision, there is a 6 week period where people can challenge the decision in the high court. This is called a judicial review.

What you can do after the decision has been made.

Project location

North Sea between 125 kilometres (km) and 290km off the UK North East coast

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