Vattenfall in Norfolk

Project Background

In 2010, Vattenfall acquired rights from The Crown Estate, in a joint venture with ScottishPower Renewables, to develop the East Anglia Offshore Wind Farm Zone.

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 [1].


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

Norfolk Vanguard - Proposed map of the project

View a larger version of the map here.

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Last updated: 2017-09-29 17:44