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Dudgeon ‘preferred bidder’ named

Ofgem has named Transmission Capital Partners as the preferred bidder to own and operate the connection to the 400MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm. The consortium – INPP, Amber Infrastructure and Transmission Investment – offered £377 million and it will be its seventh offshore transmission operator (Ofto). The link is currently owned by a consortium of Masdar, Statoil ASA and Statkraft.

Dudgeon is the first “round four” offshore wind farm with a preferred bidder. Tenders for connections to Race Bank, Walney Extension, Galloper and Rampion will be invited in 2018.

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