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 220,000 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.
08 September 2021: Equinor consolidates Norfolk wind operations to position for future growth
Equinor, operator of Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farms off the Norfolk coast, has today announced it will combine the operations for both wind farms into one hub in Great Yarmouth.
Today, 29 April 2021, marks the start of the phase two community consultation and the publication of the Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) for the Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Extension Projects (SEP and DEP).
22 February 2021: Sheringham Shoal grant supports home learning in North Norfolk
The Sheringham Shoal Community Fund has made a grant of £25,000 to the Every Child Online initiative which aims to ensure that every young person in Norfolk has access to the digital technology to allow them to learn from home during this period of pandemic lockdown.