Sir Simon Clarke, Conservative MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, said: “It is vital that the UK makes the most of its immense potential in using natural resources as part of our mission to tackle climate change.”
“With the commissioning of the Dogger Bank wind farm, we are not only tapping into this potential, but are setting a gold standard for the world.
“It’s not just about energy; It’s about a sustainable future for our country – like the one we are seeing right here on Teesside – creating meaningful jobs and showing that green initiatives drive economic progress.”
Jacob Young, Conservative MP for Redcar, said: “The inauguration of the Dogger Bank wind farm is a testament to the UK’s determination and ingenuity in the renewable energy sector.
“This monumental step is exactly what our country needs – clean energy solutions that meet our electricity needs while boosting our local economy.
“It’s a win-win for the environment and the British people. We don’t just make history; We are shaping a better future.”
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak welcomed this groundbreaking moment, saying: “Offshore wind is crucial to producing renewable, efficient energy that can power British homes from British seas.”
“I am proud that this country is already a world leader in achieving net zero by 2050, and by increasing our focus on the new green industries of the future, we will achieve this goal in a pragmatic and ambitious way achieve in a way.”
At 260 meters high, the gigantic turbines of the Dogger Bank are almost twice as big as the London Eye and the same height as the legendary Rockefeller Center in New York.
The first performance milestone marks the first of 277 turbines to be commissioned as part of the project. Each of these turbines will be gradually commissioned until full commercial operation in 2026.
When completed, Dogger Bank will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, more than two and a half times the size of the largest offshore wind farm currently in operation.
Located 70 nautical miles (130 km) off the coast of Yorkshire, Dogger Bank will cover an area almost the size of Greater London and almost twice the size of New York City.