Offshore windfarm is one step closer

The Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm has been accepted by the Planning Inspectorate for examination through the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project planning process.

This means that Vatenfall will now be able to progress the Development Consent Order required to construct and operate the Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm 47km off the coast of Norfolk, with an electrical capacity of 1,800MW and comprising of up to 200 wind turbine generators and associated infrastructure.

I am delighted that the Secretary of State has designated the Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project. The construction, operation and maintenance of such a project means investment in local jobs, the economy and infrastructure and this is another step forward to that project becoming a reality in Norfolk. Vattenfall has a good record of working with local supply chains, developing local skills in the areas they operate in, and investing in local infrastructure. Great Yarmouth and indeed the whole of Norfolk stand to gain significantly from the major investment that comes from multi-billion pound schemes like Norfolk Vanguard.