Vattenfall wins Norfolk wind farm contract

Aug 3, 2022
Posted by Patrick Haddad

Vattenfall has been awarded a contract for the Norfolk Boreas Offshore Wind Farm, the first phase of Vattenfall’s Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone.

Wind farms in the Norfolk Zone will deliver low-cost, green electricity to homes and businesses across the UK, using innovative offshore wind technology and world-leading design including a coordinated grid connection.

Turning Norfolk into a powerhouse of renewable energy, Norfolk Boreas will power around 1.5 million UK homes and bring significant community and skills investment directly into East Anglia.

Vattenfall is working with local schools, colleges, and universities to help support new green jobs. The project will aim to use local contractors and skills to ensure that Norfolk will benefit from the investment Vattenfall is planning to make. This sits alongside a community benefit fund, of up to £15m, to be used to support low carbon community projects across the region.

Subject to a final investment decision, construction will begin next year. Norfolk Boreas is the first phase of Vattenfall’s Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone and comes ahead of the Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm. Once complete, the Norfolk Zone will produce enough renewable electricity to power more than four million homes and will be one of the largest offshore wind zones in the world.

Unlocking the UK’s potential for offshore wind now lies in setting out a clear plan to turbocharge delivery, including speeding up the development process. The next auction, CfD Allocation Round 5, will provide a unique opportunity to boost the UK’s offshore wind delivery even further and accelerate our path to a fossil-free future.

Danielle Lane, Country Manager for Vattenfall in the UK, said:

“Winning a CfD for Norfolk Boreas is great news for the UK’s net zero future and fundamental to meeting the government’s targets for offshore wind.

“Today is a major step forward as we look to create a low cost, low carbon energy system. This auction firmly places the UK as a superpower of renewable energy, accelerates the delivery of our climate targets and reduces our reliance on expensive, imported gas.”

Source: Vattenfall

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