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 is owned by Statoil, Statkraft and The Green Investment Bank through joint-venture company Scira Offshore Energy Limited. This project has drawn on know-how from Statoil‘s longstanding offshore activities and Statkraft‘s expertise in relation to renewable energy.
Statoil is the operator of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm
21 August 2017: Sheringham Shoal supports surf life saving in North Norfolk
A grant made by the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund earlier this year has enabled the North Norfolk Surf Life Saving Club in Cromer to pay for volunteer training and purchase a range of new equipment which will enable the Club to expand and train its junior membership.
In the autumn of 2016, the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund awarded a grant to Inspired Youth to deliver a programme aimed at motivating girls in North Norfolk to consider a career in engineering or energy
30 January 2017: Sheringham Shoal helps ‘About with Friends’ become ‘green’
A small group of supporters, trustees and members of the Cromer-based organisation, ‘About with Friends’, gathered with representatives of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm at its operational base on 24th January 2017, to witness the ‘Grand Switch On’ of a new lighting system.