Vattenfall in Norfolk

Norfolk Vanguard

On Wednesday 1st July 2020 the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy granted development consent for Vattenfall's application to build Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm. Find out more here

Located more than 47km from the Norfolk coast and with an installed capacity of 1.8GW, Norfolk Vanguard will provide the equivalent electricity needs of 1.95 million UK homes per year, while saving 3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. The project will help to cement and maintain East Anglia as a UK renewable energy powerhouse, and put the region at the heart of our national transition to a low-carbon economy, while supporting hundreds of local jobs and continuing to sponsor local and regional skills initiatives.

Image of a wind turbine located in the sea.

The proposal for Norfolk Vanguard is a 1.8 gigawatt (GW) capacity project.

After extensive consultation and engagement with stakeholders, local communities and supply chain, Vattenfall submitted an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) in June 2018. The Examination phase began in December 2018, concluded in June 2019, and the DCO has now been granted by the Secretary of State. 

We now move to a new phase of activity for Norfolk Vanguard. Updates and additional information will be provided on this website and via the new e-news system. To register for e-news updates please fill out this form .

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Project Planning & Notices

All documents relating to the Development Consent Order (DCO) application for Norfolk Vanguard can also be found at the Planning Inspectorate website.


Sue Falch-Lovesey
Local Liaison Officer

See also

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 is developing a proposal for the 1.8GW Norfolk Boreas Offshore Wind Farm.

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

Find out more about our community work in the Norfolk area.