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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.
 
18-12-2012 Last construction vessel leaves Sheringham Shoal site Regina Baltica is the final construction vessel to leave the Sheringham Shoal site.
  For almost three years, North Norfolk residents and visitors have seen a wide assortment of different sized and shaped vessels working on the construction of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. Today the last of those vessels sailed out of the Greater Wash as construction on site is now fully complete.
 
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.
 
22-11-2012 Wind farm vessel safely returns to shore after incident  
  Five personnel were safely brought back to Wells on the personnel transfer vessel Island Panther last night after the vessel was involved in a collision in the field with a transition piece.
 
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.
 
18-10-2012 Egmere base almost complete Scira's new home takes shape.
  The operations and maintenance base now under construction at Egmere, just south of Wells-next- the-Sea is well on track to be completed by early December.
 
28-09-2012 Sheringham Shoal opened by Norway's Crown Prince Crown Prince Haakon of Norway officially opened the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm yesterday.
  Norfolk's majestic Holkham Hall was the setting for yesterday's official opening of the 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm by His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.
 
27-09-2012 Norway’s Crown Prince opens Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, the UK’s single largest in operation, will be opened today by Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
  Today His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway will officially open the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm built off the coast of Norfolk by owners Statoil and Statkraft.
 
31-07-2012 Scira thanks Wells with help from friends Bluey the albino peacock helped Scira thank the people of Wells-next-the-Sea.
  Bjørn the polar bear, Pinky and Bluey the albino peacocks and the amazing wind people helped Scira say a huge thank you to Wells-next-the-Sea on the weekend as they performed at the opening day of the annual Carnival event.
 
30-07-2012 Wind farm operator presents green machine to holiday park Scira’s Einar Strømsvåg hands the keys of the E-gator to Kelling Heath Holiday Park’s Mark Durrant.
  Staff at the award winning Kelling Heath Holiday Park now have use of an all-electric utility vehicle to help carry guests luggage and meet on-site transport needs following the recent presentation of the "green machine" to the park by wind farm operator Scira Offshore Energy.
 
25-07-2012 Duke of York visits Sheringham Shoal base Mark Williamson, Mike Walker and Rebecca Callister with The Duke of York and Gardline's John Morse in the Scira Marine Centre.
  The Duke of York visited Scira's operations base in Wells-next-the-Sea yesterday and met with the team there to learn more about the Sheringham Shoal project and the rapidly developing offshore renewables industry in the UK.
 
23-07-2012 Guest entertainers help Scira thank Wells-next-the-Sea The Wind People will blow in for the opening day of this year's Wells-next-the-Sea Carnival.
  The opening day of this year’s Wells-next-the-Sea Carnival (Saturday, July 28) will feature guest entertainers and extra activities as Scira Offshore Energy will use the occasion to thank local people for their support throughout the construction of the Sheringham Shoal project.
 
20-07-2012 The Duke of York to visit Norfolk’s offshore wind industry  
  The Duke of York will be in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk on Tuesday 24th July 2012, when he will be visiting Scira Offshore Energy and meeting staff from Gardline, the marine sciences company based in Great Yarmouth. His Royal Highness is interested to learn more about the rapidly developing offshore renewables industry in the UK.
 
10-07-2012 Turbine installation complete at Sheringham Shoal Seajacks deck crew (from left) Jamie Jilling, Charlie Varney, Dan Overton, Stuart Addison and Steve Nelson celebrate the final turbine installation on Sheringham Shoal.
  The final blade of the eighty-eighth and last wind turbine at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm was bolted into place today marking one of the few remaining milestones in the construction of this 317MW project in the Greater Wash off the coast of North Norfolk.
 
29-06-2012 Sheringham Shoal Community Fund - Bursary Scheme for budding engineers  
  Scira Offshore Energy are evolving the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund, operated by Norfolk Community Foundation, to include a Bursary Scheme for young people from low income families who would like to study engineering at one of three Norfolk colleges. Potential students can now apply for a bursary to support their studies following the launch of the new scheme.
 
27-06-2012 Atticus Research calling Wells-next-the-Sea  
  More than 100 people who live, work or regularly visit Wells-next-the-Sea will shortly be telephoned as part of a community research project to determine their views on Scira and the Sheringham Shoal project.
 
20-06-2012 Construction progresses at Scira’s new permanent O&M base Mrs Elizabeth Meath Baker of Walsingham Estate laying the first stone at Scira's new operational base at Egmere.
  One of the owners of North Norfolk’s Walsingham Estate placed the first stone in the wall of Scira’s operational base at a small ceremony to mark a key stage in the building’s construction.
 
19-06-2012 North Norfolk MP shows support for wind energy skills partnership Students from Alderman Peel High School Year 7 give an enthusiastic demonstration of their model wind turbines to Norman Lamb MP, Cllr Marie Strong, Scira’s Einar Strømsvåg, and their Headmaster Alastair Ogle.
  North Norfolk MP and Business Minister Norman Lamb visited Alderman Peel High School in Wells-next-the-Sea today to show support for a new partnership between the school and Scira Offshore Energy, operator of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, which focuses on wind energy industry career opportunities.
 
12-06-2012 New safer vessel transfer system chosen for Sheringham Shoal The MaXccess transfer system
  Scira Offshore Energy, operator of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, will utilise a new UK-designed vessel transfer system to provide its wind farm technicians with safe and reliable access to wind turbines in a range of weather conditions.
 
03-06-2012 Wind farm workers safely evacuated after transfer incident  
  Nine Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm workers were safely evacuated from their personnel transfer vessel Opal into a life raft yesterday evening after their vessel became lodged under the boat landing equipment of the floating hotel Regina Baltica.
 
19-04-2012 New vessels arrive for foundation protection at Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm The ‘Jan Steen’ due to arrive at Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm
  Keen observers of offshore activity at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm will notice the arrival of two new vessels, the ‘Jan Steen’ and the ‘HAM 602’ over the coming weeks. These two specialist vessels are undertaking the procedures to protect the foundations and the J-tubes which house the cabling at the base of each turbine.
 
23-03-2012 Royal mention for Sheringham Shoal Prince Charles, Prince of Wales with King Harald of Norway in Oslo this week. The King praised the Sheringham Shoal project as an example of the cooperation between their two countries.
  The Norwegian King singled out the Sheringham Shoal project as a key example of the close technological and business cooperation between Norway and the UK during his speech at a dinner for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in Oslo this week.
 
21-03-2012 Cable laying complete at Sheringham Shoal Team Oman leaves the Sheringham Shoal site after the installation of all 56 kilometres of cables.
  The installation of the strings of cables connecting the wind turbines to the offshore substations at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is now complete.
 
15-03-2012 Swaffham company wins wind farm base construction contract Architect’s impression on the new Scira base to be built by Swaffham’s Mansell Construction Services.
  The main contractor for the construction of the onshore operational base for the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm has been announced as the North Norfolk operations of Mansell Construction Services Ltd.
 
12-03-2012 Sheringham Shoal stalwart vessel completes another project milestone Divers arrive back on board after a stint underwater at the wind farm.
  A stalwart vessel of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm fleet has left the Greater Wash after reaching another project milestone, the completion of the undersea works to prepare the site for the installation of the cables that transport the power generated by the wind turbines.
 
15-02-2012 Wind farm base tour for new Business Minister Norman Lamb Scira Offshore Energy General Manager Einar Strømsvåg (left) with Norman Lamb in the wind farm’s marine coordination centre
  At the end of his first week in ministerial office, North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb toured the Wells-next-the-Sea base of Scira Offshore Energy to find out about the construction of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm and learn more about the opportunities that it, and other offshore wind farms, will bring the area.
 
16-01-2012 New floating hotel for Sheringham Shoal wind farm The 145m former cruise ferry Regina Baltica joins the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm in February.
  A new floating hotel for wind farm construction workers will arrive at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm next week to replace the previous “floatel”, which is required elsewhere.
 
08-12-2011 Norfolk artist paints Sheringham Shoal Artist John Hurst with one of his watercolours, along with Wells-next-the-Sea Harbour Master Robert Smith and Scira's Einar Strømsvåg
  Norfolk watercolourist, John Hurst who specialises in capturing the area's maritime heritage as well as local landscapes has turned his attention to the Sheringham Shoal project as an example of maritime history in the making.
 
07-12-2011 New turbine installation vessel to start at Sheringham Shoal The 76m turbine installation vessel Seajacks Leviathan joins the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm.
  A replacement wind turbine installation vessel will arrive on site at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm in February to help reduce delays to the 317MW project’s forecast schedule following a period of unseasonably poor weather.
 
02-12-2011 Scira helps Wells get its skates on Skating in Wells-next-the-Sea.
  The annual Wells-next-the-Sea Christmas Tide event to welcome in the 2011 festive season, which this year included a Central Park style outdoor ice-skating rink, was once again supported by Scira.
 
19-10-2011 Completed bearings take a load off the foundations at Sheringham Shoal Every foundation on the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm site now has elastometric spring bearings installed.
  The innovative elastometric spring bearings designed to improve the vertical load carrying capacity of the wind turbines of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, have now been installed on each of the 90 foundations at the site, 20 kilometres off the coast of the Norfolk in the UK.
 
30-09-2011 BBC Countryfile films Sheringham Shoal The BBC film crew getting ready to record John Craven’s interview with Einar Strømsvåg
  John Craven and the team from BBC’s Countryfile arrived in Wells-next-the-Sea yesterday to film Sheringham Shoal for a feature on offshore wind energy to be broadcast on Sunday, October 16.
 
22-09-2011 More vessels join Sheringham Shoal fleet SEA JACK’ in Great Yarmouth ready to leave for the Sheringham Shoal site.
  Two new vessels will join the growing fleet working on the site of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm today as the installation and commissioning of the 88 turbines progresses.
 
09-09-2011 Scira Offshore Energy’s emergency preparedness has been put into action this week  
  Yesterday a contractor for one of the wind farm’s construction suppliers fell ill due to a non-work related condition onboard the floating hotel “Wind Ambition” and had to be airlifted to hospital. Due to high sea conditions at the time a helicopter was called in to perform a medical evacuation.
 
23-08-2011 Foundation installation complete at Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm site All 90 foundations for the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm are now in place.
  All 90 foundations for the 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, located off the UK’s Norfolk coast, are now in position and awaiting the arrival of the remainder of the wind farm’s 88 turbines.
 
02-08-2011 First power to the Grid First power to the Grid.
  The first turbine has been successfully installed and commissioned at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, and on 2nd August started producing electricity to the UK grid.
 
04-07-2011 First turbine installed at Sheringham Shoal The GMS Endeavour installing the first turbine.
  The Endeavour jacked up offshore at the wind farm site on Friday and completed the highly technical lifting procedure to raise and install the 80 metre tower, and subsequently the nacelle, of the first turbine in the field. By Sunday all three 52 metre blades had been successfully fitted.
 
24-06-2011 Celebrating the installation of the 44th foundation/TP Einar Strômsvâg, General Manager of Scira Offshore Energy, cuts the first slice of cake.
  A small celebration took place at the Scira offices on Polka Road in Wells on 14 June 2011, to mark the successful installation of the 44th foundation for the windfarm. 

 

 
10-06-2011 Sheringham Shoal's first turbine due for installation this coming week, as the GMS Endeavour arrives from Great Yarmouth ....... The GMS Endeavour is a self propelled, self elevating jack up barge.
  The first turbines due to be installed at Sheringham Shoal have been transported by barge from the Danish port of Esjberg, and recently arrived in Great Yarmouth. Two barges are used for this operation, and each barge collects 6 sets of towers, nacelles and blades which make up the complete turbine.

 

 
27-05-2011 New vessels due to arrive at Sheringham Shoal New vessels due to arrive at Sheringham Shoal
  Over the next few days the state of the art vessel Oleg Stashnov is due to arrive back at Sheringham Shoal along with new vessles Smit Constructor and a floating hotel the Wind Ambition.

 

 
13-05-2011 Sheringham Shoal offshore substations in place Sheringham Shoal offshore substations in place
  Two large offshore substations, each weighing nearly 1,000 tonnes, arrived off the North Norfolk coast at 22:00 on 3 May to be installed at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. The substations will channel the energy generated by the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm to the onshore substation at Salle for distribution into the National Grid.

 

 
04-05-2011 The ’Oleg Strashnov’ arrives off North Norfolk coast The ’Oleg Strashnov’ arrives off North Norfolk coast
  A new vessel will be visible off the North Norfolk coast over the coming weeks as further work continues on the installation of the foundations for the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. The ‘Oleg Strashnov’ is a state-of-the-art crane vessel designed for heavy lifting operations, and its key features include a 5000-mt fully revolving crane combined with a high sailing speed of 14 knots.

 

 
11-03-2011 Substation and foundation installation contract awarded  
  Seaway Heavy Lifting Contracting Ltd. has been awarded a contract by Scira Energy Offshore Limited for installation of the two offshore substations and the remaining number of foundations at Sheringham Shoal Offshore Windfarm operated by Scira Ltd. Scira Ltd is owned 50% by Statoil ASA and Statkraft AS.

 

 
07-02-2011 Another North Norfolk business awarded Sheringham Shoal contract  
  Elite Taxis, a North Norfolk business in Wighton near Wells-next-the-Sea, has been awarded a contract from the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm.

 

 
01-02-2011 Sheringham Shoal Visitor Centre opens in The Mo Inside The Sheringham Shoal Visitor Centre.
  While the construction of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm continues off the coast of the region, it is timely that the Sheringham Shoal Visitor Centre will open today. The visitor and wind energy education centre associated with this exciting renewable energy project is opening in The Mo, located on nearby Sheringham seafront.

 

 
22-12-2010 New turbine installation contract awarded  
  Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has been awarded a contract by Scira Offshore Energy Limited for wind turbine installation works in connection with the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm construction. GMS will mobilize GMS Endeavour to the Southern North Sea during Q1 2011 and installation of wind turbines is scheduled to start in April-May.

 

 
17-09-2010 Trio of vessels to install Sheringham Shoal export cable "Team Oman" loaded up with the cables bound for the Sheringham Shoal project.
  A trio of large vessels will be visible off the north Norfolk coast over the coming weeks as work starts on the preparation of the route and installation of the export cable that will carry the electricity from the Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm to shore.

 

 
15-09-2010 Grant applications open  
  Applications are now open for the second round of grants from the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund.

 

 
15-09-2010 More than 700 to Scira stand at Greenbuild Colouring in a wind turbine at the Sheringham Shoal stand
  The Scira stand at last weekend's Greenbuild event at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk attracted more than 700 visitors who were eager to find out about wind energy in general and the Sheringham Shoal project in particular.

 

 
06-09-2010 Scira supporting Greenbuild 2010 this weekend The Scira stand at last year's Greenbuild.
  This weekend's North Norfolk District Council’s Greenbuild event will once again be supported by the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, which will sponsor the event for the second time.

 

 
23-08-2010 Statement regarding Norfolk seal deaths  
  Recent media reports have attempted to implicate the Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm operations in the death of more than 40 seals at Blakeney Point on the Norfolk coast. Both Scira and the police have checked all equipment on vessels operating at the site and found no connection.

 

 
27-07-2010 First grants awarded by Sheringham Shoal Community Fund  
  The first grants have been awarded by the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund and will assist three local community groups in their environmental endeavours.

 

 
19-07-2010 Guard vessel now in operation on Sheringham Shoal wind farm site "Jadi", on contract from Offshore Marine Management as a guard vessel for the Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm.
  A guard vessel is now in operation on the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm to ensure the safety of marine traffic around the foundation installation sites and along the export cable corridor.

 

 
13-07-2010 Public consultation on wind farm operational base  
  The developers of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm will host a public exhibition and consultation event on their proposed operational base facility on Wednesday (July 21).

 

 
28-06-2010 First foundation installed at Sheringham Shoal The Svanen and Toisa Sonata on the Sheringham Shoal site.
  The first foundation for the 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm has now been installed on the wind farm site, off the coast of Norfolk in the UK.

 

 
14-06-2010 First foundation on way to Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm site First foundation on way to Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm site
  The first foundation for the Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm is now at Great Yarmouth, having arrived from Vlissingen in the Netherlands on the weekend.

 

 
04-06-2010 Two reactors arrive at Salle substation Two reactors arrive at Salle substation
  The two reactors for the new substation under construction at Salle, near Cawston, arrived on site this week.

 

 
14-05-2010 First applications due for Fund grants First applications due for Fund grants
  The deadline for applications for the first round of grants to be awarded by the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund is next Friday (May 21).

 

 
30-04-2010 WWII bomb found on Sheringham Shoal site A canon and a stock anchor were found during the UXO survey
  A 250lb air-dropped German WWII bomb has been safely detonated on the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm site having been found during an unexploded ordnances (UXO) survey.
 
26-03-2010 Sheringham Shoal awards vessel work to Wells-next-the-Sea contractor  
  The first contracts for the provision of vessels to the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm have been awarded to North Norfolk contractor, Safety Boat Services.
 
18-03-2010 Weybourne Parish Council receives grant from wind farm for low energy lighting initiative  
  Weybourne Parish Council will begin to replace its current inefficient streetlights with new energy saving lighting systems with funding assistance from the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm.
 
09-03-2010 Construction work begins on Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm site Nordness vessel
  Construction work on the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm site begins today (Tuesday, March 9), with the arrival of the 164m “Nordnes” vessel, which will position rocks at selected foundation locations in preparation for the start of the installation of the giant monopile structures next month.
 
16-02-2010 Wells Harbour construction complete New outer harbour at Wells taking shape
  Construction work has finished on a new outer harbour in Wells which will be the operation and maintenance base for Sheringham Shoal.
 
04-02-2010 New outer harbour at Wells taking shape The dredging work at Wells-next-the-Sea is moving into its second phase, with work now underway to deepen the channel to the North Sea.
  A rectangular "pool" has been dredged at Buxton's Bight - near the local lifeboat station - which will house the new jetty and 14 pontoons due to be installed this month. A marine piling rig now in the port will soon be transported to the site where it will set the foundations for the facilities.
 
05-01-2010 Announcing Sheringham Shoal Community Fund The Sheringham Shoal Community Fund will provide grants to North Norfolk groups for initiatives meeting key criteria.
  The Sheringham Shoal Community Fund, a fund that will provide grants to North Norfolk community groups, including schools and NGOs, seeking financial assistance for projects or initiatives that meet key criteria, has now been announced.
 
19-10-2009 First marine work begins on Sheringham Shoal with horizontal directional drilling. Weybourne beach, where the cables will come ashore.
  The first marine work on the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm will begin on the weekend when contractor Visser & Smith Marine Contracting utilises a horizontal directional drilling technique to install ducts at Weybourne in preparation for the “pull-in” of the wind farm’s two export cables. The 22 kilometre export cables will carry the power generated by the wind farm to landfall, where they will be connected to the onshore cable, now being installed by Carillion plc
 
15-10-2009 Wells Harbour dredger official naming ceremony. Kari Hege”, the 24m dredger
  The 200 tonne motorised barge tasked with deepening the Wells Harbour main channel to extend the operating hours of the historic port was officially named today (Thursday, October 15).
 
07-09-2009 Newt safety assured as substation work begins. Specially-designed newt fence
  Having received a Newt Licence from Natural England - the final hurdle to start of construction - work has now begun on a multi-million pound substation at Salle, near Cawston, as part of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm development.
 
21-08-2009 Wind farm developers pay for Harbour safety boost.  
  The NCI Coastwatch Lookout at Wells is to get an £8,000 major upgrade - paid for by the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm developers.
 
13-07-2009 Wind energy visitor and education centre.  
  The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm will work with the management of The Mo to establish a visitor and wind energy education centre in Sheringham, the North Norfolk seaside town after which the wind farm is named.
 
30-06-2009 Onshore work commences Onshore work begins
  After nearly five years of planning, public consultation and stakeholder negotiation, work on the £1 billion Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm project has finally commenced.
 
24-06-2009 Historic cooperation agreement signed. Historic cooperation agreement signed
  An historic agreement was signed by the Wells Harbour Commissioners and the developer of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, Scira Offshore Energy Ltd last night in Wells-next-the-Sea.
 
19-06-2009 Wind farm helps fund rejuvenation of Plumstead Village pond.  
  Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm has agreed to help fund the Plumstead Parish Council’s project to rejuvenate the overgrown and neglected village pond and upgrade the adjoining land.
 
17-06-2009 Charlie Ward takes wind farm project role at Wells. Charlie Ward
  Charlie Ward has recently been appointed as Project Manager for the Channel Deepening and Outer Jetty Project at Wells Harbour as part of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm development.
 
01-04-2009 StatoilHydro and Statkraft to develop offshore wind farm. Windfarm CGI
  StatoilHydro and Norwegian power utility Statkraft join forces to develop the 317 MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Norfolk in the UK.