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.
All the offshore and onshore construction consents have been in place for this wind farm since late 2012, and it is now scheduled to be completed and fully commissioned by late 2017.
Through the joint venture company Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, it is owned by Statoil, Statkraft and Masdar.
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. Statkraft is the operator of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm
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.
23 September 2016: Cromer and District Food Bank ‘electrified’ by Sheringham Shoal
Sheringham Shoal Community Fund [SSCF] has awarded a grant to the Cromer and District Food Bank [C&DFB] to enable the purchase of a Nissan e-NV 200 van.