In February 2016 the joint venture between Vattenfall and ScottishPower Renewables was dissolved and replaced with individual ‘Project Specific Agreements’ from The Crown Estate for each developer to progress their interests independently.
These new working arrangements are a more effective way to secure the potential of the zone and deliver low cost, low carbon power to the UK consumer.
We are now developing plans for the northern half of the zone, which is split into two development areas: Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas, both named after ships commanded by Lord Nelson in the 1700s. Together the projects will have a combined capacity of 3.6GW, representing approximately 10% of current domestic UK electricity demand .
Why two projects
Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas are two separate projects and will be subject to two separate planning applications. However, in our experience, developing adjacent or clustered projects, in sequence, aids the delivery of low cost renewable energy and minimises impact through:
- Shared infrastructure
- Improved knowledge transfer
- Phased deployment of best technology and processes
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