Norfolk Boreas Offshore Wind Farm
Vattenfall is developing a proposal for Norfolk Boreas Offshore Wind Farm, a 1.8 gigawatt (GW) capacity project. The proposed development area is located adjacent to sister project Norfolk Vanguard, covers 725km2 and is approximately 72km from shore at its nearest point.
Norfolk Boreas in examination phase of the planning process
The scale of the Norfolk Boreas project means it is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 20018. Following extensive pre-application consultation, we submitted our application for Development Consent to the Planning Inspectorate. The Planning Inspectorate formally accepted our Development Consent Order (DCO) Application for the proposed Norfolk Boreas Offshore Wind Farm on Thursday 4th July 2019 and the project is now in the Examination phase. Examination is expected to close by 12th October 2020. For further information, please see the Norfolk Boreas pages of The Planning Inspectorate website .
For more information on the examination of Norfolk Boreas and the NSIP process visit the PINS website.
Consultation has commenced on proposals for a permanent airspace change and introduction of a Transponder Mandatory Zone (TMZ) in the North Sea. Please see link below for details.
Norfolk Boreas Project Scenarios
It is important to note that the Norfolk Boreas DCO application will consider two scenarios. Scenario 1 is where both Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas are delivered and Scenario 2 is where only Norfolk Boreas is delivered.
Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas – Norfolk Vanguard proceeds to construction, and installs ducts and carries out other shared enabling works to benefit Norfolk Boreas. This scenario is optimal and the most probable outcome. View the interactive map below or open a larger version by clicking here.
Norfolk Vanguard does not proceed to construction and Norfolk Boreas proceeds alone. The Norfolk Boreas EIA will also consider associated constraints and opportunities, under Scenario 2 and undertakes all works required as an independent project. View the interactive map below or open the map in a new window here.