Vattenfall in Norfolk

Vattenfall is planning two offshore wind farms off the coast of Norfolk that could power more than 3.9 million UK homes. Norfolk Vanguard is currently subject to redetermination by the Secretary of State and we anticipate a consent decision for Norfolk Boreas in 2021.

3.9 million. That's how many homes we expect Norfolk Vanguard and Boreas to power. That number has increased by 1.3mn from early predictions. Stronger winds, further out to sea, taller turbines, longer blades, cutting edge innovation - advancing technology and environmental understanding all play their part. We can capture and convert more wind energy at lower cost than ever before.

Assuming a load factor of 47.3%.

More information about load factors and the number of homes calculation can be found by following this link.

Community benefits: have your say

We need your help to shape a community benefit fund that will be ready to invest in your best ideas, from project construction and beyond. Aligned with our national commitment to tackling the climate crisis, and with Vattenfall’s purpose, it will support local efforts leading to climate-smarter lives. If you're a Norfolk resident, please help us kick start the conversation by completing the 'Give My View' poll.

Image of a wind turbine located in the sea.

Norfolk Vanguard is currently subject to redetermination by the Secretary of State.

If you are a landowner in Norfolk find out how you can get in touch.

Image zoomed in on a Vattenfall employee, working from the top of a wind turbine located in the sea. More wind turbines and a small boat is in the background.

Vattenfall awaits a consent decision for the 1.8GW Norfolk Boreas Offshore Wind Farm.

Coordinated grid infrastructure

The power generated by Norfolk Vanguard and Boreas needs to be transported onshore and to the homes and businesses that need it. For this to happen an electrical connection is needed. Find out more by watching this animated film.

Staying connected

Book a slot using the link below and join our project representatives for an online chat, whether your area of interest is skills/education, construction or even if you'd just like a general chat about wind energy.

Meet Joanna

We know that the climate smarter solutions of tomorrow will be shaped by the bright minds of today. Our journey to engage with Norfolk's future workforce is actively underway. This is UTCN student Joanna's story.

Wind Supply Chain

For more information on our UK wind energy supply chain activities or to register your interest.

See also

Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm during construction

The wind industry is expected to generate thousands of skilled jobs across the UK.

EOWDC Scientific Research

At our wind farms a year round programme of environmental monitoring takes place.

We invest over £2.5mn into the local communities hosting our wind farm projects each year.