News archive (operation and maintenance phase)


14-01-2016 Record production at Sheringham Shoal The harbour, Wells-next-the-Sea
  Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm produced more than 170 GWh in December last year. This is a monthly generation record for the wind farm.
02-09-2015 Emergency response exercise at Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm  
  Health and Safety is of paramount importance in all offshore environments, and on the afternoon 10 September 2015 the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm's emergency response procedures in handling a major offshore incident will be tested through a rigorous practice entitled Exercise Sheringham Response.
19-06-2015 Sheringham Shoal sponsors North Norfolk Triathlon The harbour, Wells-next-the-Sea
  The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, which has its O&M base just outside the coastal town of Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk, is sponsoring the 2015 North Norfolk Triathlon organized by Wells Harbour Maritime Trust.
13-03-2015 MPI Workboats providing vessels at Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm Three MPI vessels will shortly arrived at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm
  The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm has awarded a contract to MPI Workboats to supply three passenger transfer vessels [PTVs] and crews to transport its turbine technicians into the wind farm field to carry out the maintenance work which is essential to its the efficient operation.
23-02-2015 Seal deaths mystery solved  
  The grey seals around Blakeney Point are an iconic part of life in North Norfolk, with seasonal boat trips from Blakeney and Morston quays taking residents and visitors to see the seals and their pups.
20-01-2015 Sheringham Shoal Community Fund helps people 'get on their bikes' Five electric Yamaha mopeds donated by the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund
  The Sheringham Shoal Community Fund, set up by the owners of the offshore wind farm to help local 'green' projects, has awarded a grant of £6,800 to Kickstart of Dereham to invest in energy-efficient electric mopeds.
08-01-2015 Public Exhibition - Salle Electricity Substation  
  Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is holding a Public Drop-In Exhibition to explain the necessity for, and nature of, further works at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm's electricity substation at Salle in Norfolk at Cawston Village Hall on 21st January 2015.
27-11-2014 UK Green Investment Bank invests in Sheringham Shoal  
  The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has today announced a £240m investment in the UK's offshore wind sector. GIB is purchasing a 20 per cent stake from Statoil and Statkraft in Scira Offshore Energy Limited (Scira), the owner of Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm.
04-06-2014 Further recruitment at Sheringham Shoal From L to R, Bryan Glasser, Sam Vincent, Andy Hack, John Boyes, Roy Wilkes, Richard Nunn and Mark Rockliff outside the Sheringham Shoal purpose built O&M base Wind Farm Place
  During Spring 2014, Statkraft, with responsibility for Operation and Maintenance of the SSOWF site, has successfully recruited eight additional personnel to add to the existing team working out of Wells-next-the-Sea, with the support of East Anglian recruitment specialists, Cooper Lomaz.
13-01-2014 Statkraft becomes the Operator of Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm Hilde Bakken (Executive Vice President, Statkraft) cutting the celebratory cake
  A reception was held at Wind Farm Place, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk on 9 January 2014 to celebrate Statkraft becoming the Operator of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm
12-11-2013 Fresh recruitment at Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm Rebecca Callister, Karl Butler, Russell Hill and Ross McMillan in the Marine Coordination Centre at Wind Farm Place, the operating base for Sheringham Shoal
  During Autumn 2013 four new recruits have joined the expanding team operating the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. Four new positions have been created as part of the planned organisation strategy to support the efficient maintenance and safe operation of the plant.
30-09-2013 A day of celebration at Wind Farm Place Technicians preparing for a day's work on one of the offshore substations at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm
  Friday 27th September 2013 marks the first anniversary of the official opening ceremony of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. Exactly one year ago Norfolk's majestic Holkham Hall was the setting for the official opening of this 317 MW renewable energy power plant.
15-08-2013 Statkraft to take over responsibility as operator of Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm  
  Statkraft will take over responsibility as Operation and Maintenance (O&M) operator of Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm in January 2014. The current operator, Scira Offshore Energy Ltd, will remain as the legal entity while employees will be transferred to Statkraft. The joint venture company is owned 50/50 by Statkraft and Statoil.
28-05-2013 New Power Plant Manager at Sheringham Shoal  
  Scira Offshore Energy, the operator of the 88 turbine Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, today announced the appointment of their new Power Plant Manager, Jason Halsey. Jason will succeed Einar Strømsvåg who will return to Stavanger to take on new challenges in parent company Statoil, after his successful 4 year secondment to Scira.
19-04-2013 A day of celebration at Wind Farm Place Robert Smith, Harbour Master at the Port of Wells, being presented a painting of the Outer Harbour in Wells by Einar Strømsvâg and the artist John Hurst.
  A formal celebration on Friday 19th April 2013 marked Scira Offshore Energy's move from the 'Prepare for Operations' stage of the Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm to its long term 'Operation and Maintenance' stage. Norman Lamb, the MP for North Norfolk and Minister of State at the Department of Health, formally opened Wind Farm Place, the purpose-built Operation and Maintenance base, which Scira moved into in February.
18-03-2013 Scira Sponsorship Supports Local A Level Students Fakenham College A Level students surveying beach profiles at Weybourne, North Norfolk.
  Fakenham College has received sponsorship from Scira Offshore Energy for the purchase of survey equipment for the use by A Level Geography students in studying coastal processes and landforms on the north Norfolk coast.
08-02-2013 Scira Offshore Energy moves to Wind Farm Place Trainee Marine Co-ordinator Gary Lorimer (left) and Marine Manager Peter Sommerfield in Scira's new Marine Co-ordination Centre
  The final piece of the jigsaw of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Windfarm has been put in place with Scira Offshore Energy's [Scira] move to a purpose-built Operation and Maintenance [O&M] base at Wind Farm Place in Egmere near Walsingham on 4th February 2013.
21-01-2013 Scira recruits for the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm  
  Now that the transition from construction to operation of the Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm has been successfully achieved, Scira Offshore Energy is seeking to expand its maintenance team. Advertisements for a Trainee Mechanical Engineer will appear in the local media w/c 21 January 2013.
17-12-2012 Scira Offshore Energy awards contract to Norfolk based energy services company Scira's Colin Galer flanked by GEV Offshore's Managing Director David Fletcher on the left and GEV Offshore's Operations Director Brandon Hannon on the right.
  Scira Offshore Energy has awarded a new contract for the provision of a range of support services for its £1bn Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of North Norfolk, to a local energy services company GEV Offshore Limited.
10-12-2012 Scira awards local contract for services Scira's Colin Galer with 3sun's Group Managing Director Graham Hacon at the recent opening of 3sun's new facility in Great Yarmouth.
  Norfolk based wind farm operator Scira Offshore Energy has confirmed the award of a three year contract effective 1 January 2013 for operational services for Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm to Great Yarmouth-based company, 3sun Group.
19-10-2012 Wind energy trainees Scira's first trainee recruit, Gary Lorimer from South Creake
  Norfolk based wind farm operator Scira Offshore Energy has employed its first trainee and now begins the search for its second as Scira prepares to take over the full operation of the 88 turbine Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm now that construction is virtually complete.