Norfolk Boreas Wind Farm granted planning consent

The UK Government has today, Friday, awarded planning consent for Vattenfall’s Norfolk Boreas Offshore Wind Farm. The project is part of Vattenfall’s proposed Norfolk Zone and will produce electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of around 2 million UK homes.

When constructed Norfolk Boreas will form part of Vattenfall’s Norfolk Zone alongside its sister project, Norfolk Vanguard, which is awaiting its own consent decision.

Ahead of the next UK Contract for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round, Vattenfall is also anticipating a consent decision on Norfolk Vanguard. Final investment decisions on the two projects would only be taken once they have been successful in the CfD process.

Helene Bistrom, Head of Business Area Wind at Vattenfall, said:

“This is great news not only for Vattenfall, but for the whole offshore wind sector in the UK and the fight against climate change. Vattenfall’s Norfolk Zone will use the most advanced offshore technology available and is central to our strategy of maximising the benefits of offshore wind in our core markets. We now look forward to receiving consent for Norfolk Vanguard and proceeding with development of these two iconic projects”.

About Norfolk Boreas

  • 1.8 GW installed capacity – enough to power equivalent of 2 million UK homes
  • First power expected mid 2020s
  • 3 million tonnes of CO2 saved per year
  • One rotation of the blade could power an average UK home for more than 2 days

About the Norfolk Zone

  • 3.6 GW installed capacity
  • £15 million community benefit fund
  • Part of industry plans to create 70,000 jobs by 2026, with 10% of these in the East of England
  • First power expected: Mid 2020s
  • Homes powered equivalent per annum: 3.9 million
  • Amount of CO2 saved: 6 million tonnes per year
  • Equivalent cars removed: 3.2 million
  • Geographical scale of offshore site area: 1,307 km2
  • Distance of the nearest turbine from the shore: 47 km
  • Length of cabling onshore: 60 km
  • Number of turbines: Between 180 and 312

For further information:
Vattenfall Press Office +46 (0)8 739 5010, press@vattenfall.com

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