Dave Rogers, regional director for renewables at E.ON, said: "In round three we'll see wind farms being built further offshore and in much more challenging environments than ever before.
"That's why we have, as a consortium, brought together companies with the financial ability and the experience of working on major on and offshore wind projects."
Meanwhile, Niels Bergh-Hansen, executive vice-president of Dong Energy, claimed the project will prove to be a challenge for both developers and the wider industry, as nothing has been done on a similar scale in the past.
Dong Energy claims ten per cent of its electricity is generated from renewable sources.
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