Out and about

International Women's Day 2019

Norfolk students at International Women's Day Workshop March 2019

On Friday 8th March, the Norfolk team celebrated International Women's Day at a special Norfolk Chamber of Commerce breakfast followed by a  Vattenfall-led IWD workshop with 16 female students from Lynn Grove Academy, Nicholas Hammond Academy and University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN). Read more here.

Norfolk Boreas Interim Consultation Report Published

Norfolk Boreas ICR front page


We have now published the latest edition of Hearing Your Views IV following statutory consultation carried out for Norfolk Boreas Offshore Wind Farm in November and December 2018. 

This Interim Consultation Report provides detail of how we consulted, the high-level statistics from the consultation, the feedback received and a summary of the key issues raised. The full suite of project documentation can be found on the Documents  page of the project website.

Supply Chain Workshop - December 2018

 On 5th December 2018 we were delighted to host local agencies, Tier 1 companies and SMEs for a supply chain workshop at The Nest venue in Horsford. Around 50 participants came together to hear from Vattenfall about onshore works  required to deliver the proposed Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farm projects, and to explore their role in delivering these next-generation, clean energy projects.  Presentations were also delivered by Tier 1 companies, by Norfolk County Council, The Chamber of Commerce, New Anglia LEP and EEGR. Read more here.

Skills for Energy 2018

Sue Falch-Lovesey at EEEGR event 2018

Local Liaison Officer for the Norfolk projects, Sue Falch-Lovesey, recently attended EEEGR's popular Skills for Energy event at the Great Yarmouth Campus of East Coast College.

Attended by over 400 students from 12 schools and colleges across Norfolk, the event aims to feed the increasing appetite among young people to explore and access the full range of training and career opportunities in the energy industry. 

Gemma Head, manager of the Skills for Energy Programme at EEEGR, said: “What this event demonstrates is the strong partnership between industry and education, sending a united message about opportunities and how young people can access them. Bringing young people to talk to employers face-to-face is the best way for information to be conveyed to them and for relationships to be built. The interest of the students has been phenomenal. You can see their eyes light up when they hear about the diverse range of careers offered by the industry.”

East Coast Internship with The Ogden Trust

With the East Coast Internship programme now in its third year, Vattenfall were delighted to work with The Ogden Trust in summer of 2018 to support placements for four students in the break between Year 12 and Year 13.  A collaborative approach to hosting with Nexus in Great Yarmouth gave students an introduction to the wind energy industry and also insight into engineering related disciplines. Read more about the programme here.


Our work with communities

Involving communities is important at all stages of our projects. During the design phase, it is a chance for communities to get involved with the design of the project, understand the proposed infrastructure, and influence it before a final proposal is put forward.

During construction, we offer communities the chance to get involved with the project – by visiting site, getting involved with bespoke projects, or even working on the project if they have the appropriate skills and experience.

Once in operation, our work continues, through community funding, longer term initiatives, school visits, education projects and support of important priorities to the local community. To read more about our work please visit the Communities  page of the website.

Colby School Green Energy Outreach Programme

Ambassadors for fossil-free living

In 2018 Vattenfall became sponsors of Colby School's Energy Outreach Programme, an educational initiative for primary age children to explore renewables through hands-on activities, and forming part of the school's award-winning Eco Hub project. With funding for equipment and support from Vattenfall, Colby School pupils developed a workshop which they later went on to deliver to other schools in the surrounding area. Read the latest here.

Vattenfall supports Happisburgh Time and Tide Bell project

Happisburgh Time and Tide Bell

The passion of residents and visitors for the beach and coastline has been notable from our earliest visits to Happisburgh in 2016 to consult on our plans for the  Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas Offshore Wind Farm projects. This passion, for some, is all the more poignant because of the sea’s erosive action on the cliffs, particularly during storms.

When our Norfolk project team met Happisburgh Time & Tide Bell Group, they told us of their plans to use an art installation to draw further contemplation of the coastline’s perpetual embattlement with the sea over the area’s long history of human habitation. 

The Time and Tide Bell sound sculpture is a unique concept and once installed on the beach in the ‘surf line’, waves will stimulate the hanging clapper and produce a gentle musical ringing sound from the bell, twice in every 24 hour period during high tide. To read more about the sculpture and the group's plans please visit their website.

3D Wind Farm Design Programme

Now almost in its third year, the 3D VR Wind Farm Design programme has evolved from a Vattenfall-led outreach and education initiative to a peer-to-peer workshop faciltated by Norfolk students. Read more about it here.



Last updated: 2018-11-26 14:58