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Norfolk Boreas

We are exploring the potential to develop one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms

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About the Project

What are we proposing?

Norfolk Boreas

We are developing an offshore wind project, called Norfolk Boreas. The 1.8 gigawatt (GW) development area is located more than 73km from the Norfolk Coast. In fact, from the shore you won’t be able to see it.

Norfolk Boreas and its sister project Norfolk Vanguard are named after ships commanded by Admiral Lord Nelson.

The scale of Norfolk Boreas means it is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008. There is a very clear process that we will follow, with many opportunities for you to get involved.

We held the first round of Public Information Days for Norfolk Boreas in March and April 2017. In our communications we outlined the similarities, differences and opportunities associated with the phased approach to the development of Norfolk Boreas and Norfolk Vanguard.

We will endeavour, where appropriate to make it easy for stakeholders and anyone interested in these projects to feed into the development process. We expect to submit our Scoping Report to the Planning Inspectorate, in Summer 2017. Future project milestones will be shared locally, and here, as the project evolves.

Norfolk Boreas Infographic

 

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 have now started developing plans for the northern half of the zone, which is split into two development areas: Norfolk Boreas and Norfolk Vanguard, both named after ships commanded by Lord Nelson in the 1700s.

Find out more about Norfolk Vanguard here.

Combined, the two projects will have an operating capacity up to 3.6GW, with the potential to provide power to up to 2.6million2 UK homes.

1 http://www.renewableuk.com/page/UKWEDExplained and assuming a load factor of 34.88

2 http://www.renewableuk.com/page/UKWEDExplained and assuming a load factor of 34.88

About the Project

What are we proposing?

We are exploring the potential to develop one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms which will be located in the North Sea, off the coast of Norfolk.

The planning process

Who makes the decision?

Because of its scale and power generation capacity, the project is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP).

The consultation process

Get involved

Find out more about the consultation process here.

Supply chain

Opportunities and investment

We will seek to work in partnership with communities in Norfolk to capture the benefits of offshore wind.

News

Latest updates

You can follow all the latest news about Norfolk Boreas and view our Frequently Asked Questions on this page.

Documents

The library

As the project develops you can visit this area to view or download various documents.