Protecting the world's largest offshore wind farm - Connecting the dots -

Protecting the world's largest offshore wind farm - Dogger Bank -

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AkzoNobel’s heavy-duty coatings from its International® range are part of building the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

The 3.6 GW Dogger Bank offshore wind farm project will be capable of powering up to 6 million homes annually. A project of this size and location brings with it several challenges which were all overcome by using a market leading offshore coatings brand.

Some 1,972,050 litres of International® Interzone® 954 and Interzone® 1000 are being used on 277 offshore wind energy assets, located between 130km - 190km off the North East coast of England. The world-leading project is a collaborative effort between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Vargronn (20%).

Since the wind industry began 40 years ago, AkzoNobel continues to set the industry standard and lead the way with our extensive International® product range, which has been integral to offshore projects. These effective and sustainable solutions alongside catering for all aspects of wind energy assets are what set AkzoNobel apart and connect the dots of the industry.

The world’s largest offshore wind farm*

Background information 

Dogger Bank wind farm is an offshore wind farm being developed in three phases - Dogger Bank A, B and C and collectively they will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Each phase will have an installed generation capacity of 1.2GW, with a combined capacity of 3.6GW and represents a multi-billion pound investment. When the planning began, other brands had been considered for the project but AkzoNobel’s International® brand had been chosen because of the total solutions we offer and our continued trusted partnership. 

Specialised wind asset protection

The project

AkzoNobel was chosen to provide protective coating solutions for the transition pieces and monopiles.

Interzone 954 and Interzone 1000 coatings from the International® brand ensure Dogger Bank’s wind energy assets are kept in optimum condition, providing essential corrosion protection and long-term structural integrity. In terms of project scope, the transition pieces for projects A, B, and C used 1,126,050 litres with the monopiles using 846,000 litres for a total of 1,972,050 litres.

Interzone 954 provides exceptional barrier protection, abrasion resistance and high film build. These benefits lead to less costly repairs and touch-ups.

This case study is an example of how AkzoNobel connects the dots by combining its capabilities in driving sustainability, quality, and performance, with its specialised wind asset protection, and its focus on product innovation and development.

Harsh North Sea conditions

The results

This specific project development is especially important given its size and continuing the positive reputation of the International® product range. It marks an important milestone in AkzoNobel’s efforts to become the market leader for offshore wind in the UK.

In 2022, it was announced that Dogger Bank A, B and C would be expanded to add an additional wind farm Dogger Bank D. Aad Bosselaar, Key Account Manager in Power and Infrastructure at AkzoNobel, says: “It’s a real privilege to be involved in such an ambitious project of this size and scale.

It’s essential that wind energy assets are equipped for the long term as we move towards a more sustainable future. AkzoNobel’s range of high-quality coatings cater for all aspects of a wind energy asset from tip-to-toe and are the foundation of building these long-term track records.”

* At the time of construction

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