UK green lights Vattenfall Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm


United Kingdom – Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm has been given the green light by the United Kingdom’s planning authorities.

While Norfolk Vanguard is more than 47 kilometers from Norfolk’s coastline, it is capable of meeting the annual electricity needs of 1.95 million UK homes while preventing 3 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions. After receiving the go-ahead, work will begin with the supply chain in order to prepare for construction in 2023.

Offshore Wind Zone

Prior to the approval of Norfolk Vanguard, Norfolk Boreas was approved. The Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone has now received full approval. Plans for 40GW of offshore wind by 2030 are bolstered by the addition of 3.6 GW of offshore wind capacity in the Norfolk Zone. Vattenfall’s proposed Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone now has two projects that have been given the green light.

When fully operational, the zone’s two wind farms, Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas, will generate enough electricity to power 3.9 million UK homes each year.