Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone scoops award for Best Project at prestigious infrastructure awards

Vattenfall’s Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone won the National Infrastructure Planning Association’s (NIPA) Best Project award.

Vattenfall’s Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone won the National Infrastructure Planning Association’s (NIPA) Best Project award.

Judges praised the persistence shown by the team and effort in learning from early challenges; the wide scale of stakeholder engagement and commitment shown to local communities; and the effort to tackle really big challenges in offshore wind, particularly around protecting the environment. 

Located nearly 50 kilometres off the Norfolk coast, the Zone will produce renewable energy equivalent to the needs for over four million households and save about six million tons of carbon dioxide.

Kathy Wood, Head of Consenting and Stakeholder Engagement at Vattenfall, said:

“This is a fantastic achievement and a reflection of all the hard work that the team have put in to deliver the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone. So many people have contributed to its success so far so I’m delighted for everyone involved to be recognised for their efforts to deliver such an important clean energy project.”

Rob Anderson, Project Director of Vattenfall’s Norfolk Zone, said:

“The Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone is crucial to deliver the UK’s climate targets and fossil-free living within a generation, so I’m really pleased that the team have been recognised and that we’ve won the Best Project award. We’ll continue our efforts to keep the local communities engaged, protect the environment and deliver the project in the most efficient way possible.”

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