Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind commissions offshore cable route geophysical survey (05/03/2022)

Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind has commissioned an export cable corridor survey for the proposed 1.5 GW offshore wind project.

Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Corio Generation (a Green Investment Group wholly-owned portfolio company), has scheduled an export cable corridor survey for its proposed 1.5 GW offshore wind project in the North Sea.

The offshore geophysical survey will be conducted over a 3.5-month period, beginning on 26 March and ending on 15 July 2022.

Marine surveyor GeoXYZ will deploy its vessel Geo Ocean III which will be towing a cable up to approximately 75 metres behind at depths of up to three metres below sea level.

TotalEnergies and Corio Generation’s 1.5GW project proposal was selected by the Crown Estate as part of the UK’s Round 4 offshore wind leasing process.

Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind will be one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms upon completion. It is anticipated it will generate renewable electricity equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of over 1.6 million households and will play a critical role in achieving the UK Government’s ambition to deliver 50GW of offshore wind by 2030.

Outer Dowsing will displace nearly 2 million tonnes COequivalent per year of operations through the generation of renewable electricity, equivalent to removing over 650,000 petrol cars from the road for the duration of the Project.