Consent granted for Vattenfall’s offshore wind farm in Norfolk

On Friday (11th of February), the UK Government awarded planning consent for Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm. Consent for Norfolk Vanguard follows consent for sister project Norfolk Boreas.

The decision completes consent for the entire Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone. The 3.6 GW Norfolk Zone boosts Government plans for 40GW of offshore wind by 2030. Both projects in Vattenfall’s proposed Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone have now been approved.

The zone will produce enough power annually for the equivalent of 3.9 million UK homes, with Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas providing up to 3.6GW of renewable electricity capacity once operational.

Helene Biström, Head of Business Area Wind at Vattenfall, said: “Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas are industry-leading projects, with their designs coordinated to minimise the impact on the environment and communities. We are very pleased to receive consent for Norfolk Vanguard.

“Although the decision was unfortunately made too late to enable us to bid this project into the current CfD auction round four, we will now look into potential opportunities to progress this project, working closely with the supply chain and local communities.”