Norfolk Boreas DCO Application Gets Approval

Norfolk Boreas DCO Application Gets Approval

The UK Planning Inspectorate has accepted for examination the development consent order (DCO) application for the Norfolk Boreas offshore wind project.

Vattenfall (Illustration)

Vattenfall now expects hearings to follow late this year and in early 2020, with a decision expected in the summer next year.

To remind, Norfolk Boreas Limited submitted the DCO application on 11 June.

Norfolk Boreas is a 1.8GW offshore wind project located next to sister project Norfolk Vanguard. It covers an area of 725km2 and is located circa 72km off the Norfolk coast at its nearest point.

The project will feature up to 180 turbines with a minimum individual capacity of 10MW installed on fixed bottom foundations.