Vattenfall in Norfolk

Out & About in Norfolk

Community engagement is important at all stages of our projects. It is a chance for local people to get involved during the development, construction and operational phases of the projects that could become a part of their local community. It's also an opportunity for us to tell you more about the Norfolk Zone projects and wind energy. Read on to find out what our team members have been up to. 

Royal Norfolk Show 2022

On the 29th and 30th of June, the Vattenfall team attended the Royal Norfolk Show. With over 90,000 visitors, this was an invaluable opportunity to engage with individuals and families across the region and we had many great conversations - especially about the £15m Community Benefit Fund. Our tent attracted people of all ages, and visitors enjoyed activities like colouring in for young children or a virtual reality headset and a working model turbine from East Coast College for older children. This was our first visit to the annual show, but won't be our last!

STEM Day at East Coast College in Lowestoft

Our Local Liaison Officer Will was at East Coast College on Friday 1st July, presenting to groups of GCSE pupils from local schools who were visiting the college to learn about climate change and the wind industry. Students tried out the virtual reality headset, exploring ‘a day in the life of a turbine technician’ in 360 degrees, and built their own model turbine. As a STEM Ambassador, Will continues to attend and organise workshops like these to further inspire the next generation and those who might consider careers in the region's offshore wind industry. Please get in touch if you'd like us to come and visit your school or group. Note: EastWind is the offshore wind cluster set up to represent the interests of supply chain companies and those interested in entering the sector. They facilitate collaboration and help suppliers plan how to make the most of the opportunities that expansion of offshore wind will bring to the region.

Curious about wind energy, STEM and the Norfolk Zone projects?

The Vattenfall team are energised by one essential goal: to become fossil-free within one generation. We know that offshore wind has a key role in that ambition so we need to play our part in helping to inspire the next generation of climate smart communities and the future renewable energy workforce. If you'd like to know more about the Norfolk Zone and wind energy please get in touch with Local Liaison Officer Will Sealey. Our project team and STEM Ambassadors are regularly out and about in Norfolk and would be more than happy to pay you a visit.

 

 

 

Further Information

Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm

Planning projects to deliver electricity to more than 4m UK homes.

Working with communities to deliver a £15m Community Benefit Fund

Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm during construction

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