The world needs more energy, and in future ever more of its energy supply will need to be obtained from renewable resources such as hydropower, waves and wind. With around 40% of the EU’s entire wind resources available in British waters, it makes sense to harness the wind.
The 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, located between 17 and 23 kilometres off the coast of North Norfolk in the UK, comprises 88 wind turbines and generates around 1.1TWh of green energy per annum. This is enough clean energy to power almost 280,000 British homes. Compared to fossil fuels that is a reduction of around 500,000 tonnes of CO² emissions every year.
Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is owned by Equinor, Green Investment Group and Equitix through joint-venture company Scira Offshore Energy Limited, and Equinor is the operator of the wind farm.
A recent grant from the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund has contributed to the purchase of the first 20 Super Soco CUx electric mopeds by the charity Kickstart.
Equinor is hosting a series of Public Information Days on the week commencing 7th March 2022. These events will allow local stakeholders to learn more about the extension projects, provide an opportunity to ask questions to the project team, and for the project team to understand local concerns.
23 November 2021: Equinor updates community on its Norfolk offshore wind farm extensions
On behalf of Sheringham Shoal Extension and Dudgeon Extension partnerships, Equinor has published a summary of its phase two consultation, which took place in summer this year. The summary report provides an update on proposals to the two wind farm projects in response to the consultation, and upcoming plans to meet the community.