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  • 11 February 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Government has awarded planning consent for Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm. Both projects in Vattenfall’s proposed Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone, including the sister project Norfolk Boreas, have now been approved. ”Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas are industry leading projects, with their designs coordinated to minimise the impact on the environment and communities,” […]

  • 26 October 2012
    Training & Education

    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.  With its focus clearly on encouraging local people into a […]

  • 12 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Switzerland-headquartered Allseas has been awarded a contract for the transportation and installation (T&I) of Norfolk Boreas high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station in the UK. The contract was awarded by Aker Solutions and Siemens Energy which are responsible for Boreas’ engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of HVDC onshore and offshore substations and connection […]

  • 9 February 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has selected a consortium of Siemens Energy Limited, Siemens Energy Global GmbH, and Aker Solutions as the preferred bidder to develop grid connection infrastructure for its 3.6 GW Norfolk offshore wind zone. The Norfolk offshore wind zone consists of the Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas wind farms. The grid connection infrastructure will use High […]

  • 3 October 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has signed a contract with Siemens Energy and Aker Solutions to deliver grid connection infrastructure for the 1.4 GW Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farm. Under the contract, Siemens Energy and Aker Solutions will be responsible for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) onshore and offshore substations and […]

  • 1 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Forewind has awarded a combined Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and SeaRoc team with the contract for the 2016 operations and maintenance (O&M) work on the two meteorological masts collecting data at Dogger Bank. The two masts were installed in 2013 and are located in the North Sea approximately 100 and 150 kilometres from the UK coast. The […]

  • 27 July 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Fugro is set to soon commence a geophysical and geotechnical site survey at Vattenfall’s Norfolk offshore wind projects in the North Sea. Fugro Discovery will be deployed over the survey area starting on or around 1 August, with the activities set to be completed by the end of November. The 70-metre long vessel will be […]

  • 12 April 2012

    Eric Pickles, visited Beacon Park, which forms part of the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone, in a meeting hosted by New Anglia LEP and Brandon Lewis, MP. The New Anglia Enterprise Zone is part of the first wave of Local Development Orders (LDOs) which have been approved in EZs across England. 6 out of […]

  • 8 November 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology

    Vattenfall has named Siemens Gamesa the Preferred Supplier of wind turbines for the 1.8 GW Norfolk Boreas and the 1.8 GW Norfolk Vanguard wind farms offshore Norfolk, UK. The agreement includes the potential deployment of the new SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbines and a multi-year Service agreement. The agreement is subject to the UK […]

  • 26 November 2013

    East of England representatives have returned from the offshore wind industry exhibition in Frankfurt with increased optimism about the region’s major role in the global windpower revolution. EWEA’s event attended around 500 exhibitors among which was a team from the Norfolk and Suffolk Energy Alliance (NSEA), promoting the EEEZ (the East of England Energy Zone). […]

  • 24 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The decision of energy giant Centrica to pull out of a windfarm project 17 miles off the North Norfolk coast could prove to be good news for the area. James Gray, inward investment director for the East of England Energy Zone (EEEZ), said he was delighted to see Danish company DONG Energy Power (UK) invest […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Business links between Norfolk and the Netherlands were strengthened during a recent visit to the county by the Dutch Ambassador to the UK. Among topics discussed was a proposal for an EU-funded Knowledge and Innovation Community in Food, strengthening the existing links between the Institute of Food Research on Norwich Research Park and Wageningen University […]

  • 10 August 2011
    Business & Finance

      The appointment of a new Inward Investment Director by the Norfolk and Suffolk Energy Alliance (NSEA) will create significant investment opportunities for the energy industry in the two counties. James Gray started work this month for the alliance, which is a partnership between Suffolk County Council, Norfolk County Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, North […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    News that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has awarded an investment contract for the planned Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm off Norfolk received positive feedback in the East of England Energy Zone (EEEZ). EEEZ inward investment director James Gray said: “Dudgeon is a key project for us, being only 20 miles off Cromer and […]

  • 13 November 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    As announced earlier, Vattenfall has now started holding public consultation to discuss its preliminary environmental information report (PEIR) for the Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm. On 11 November, a session which saw a record turnout was held in Happisburgh, where some of the residents voiced their concerns over the onshore infrastructure.

  • 2 February 2012

    Waveney MP Peter Aldous raised a concern over electricity pylons connecting East Anglian wind farms to the grid, says EDP 24. He thinks that renewable energy could bring employment boom in the region, but he is also worried about pylons ruining the area. The East Anglia Zone is located, at its closest point, 14km from […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Vattenfall’s announcement that it wants to work closely with Norfolk (UK) businesses in the development of its huge wind farms off the county’s coast has been welcomed by Johnathan Reynolds, business development lead at the renewables hub OrbisEnergy. In the announcement, Ruari Lean, Vattenfall’s project manager for Norfolk Vanguard, said his company wanted to work with […]

  • 24 February 2014

    The campaign to attract inward investment to the East of England Energy Zone (EEEZ) is stepping up a notch this year as it targets potential investors at major offshore energy events in Europe. The zone, a joint enterprise by business and councils in Norfolk and Suffolk, will promote the region’s energy resources and assets nationally […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall, the developer of the Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms, has published maps showing a reduced number of search areas identified as potential locations for onshore electrical infrastructure.

  • 12 August 2015

    The UK is missing out on vital investment in manufacturing to support offshore wind to Germany and other countries because of the current lack of clarity in the government’s future strategy for offshore wind, an industry champion claims. Germany and other countries are being allowed to surge ahead threatening the UK’s position as world leader […]

  • 5 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall, the developer of two of the world’s largest offshore wind farms off the Norfolk coast, is in talks with Peel Ports to invest in the port at Great Yarmouth.

  • 26 June 2013

    The following is a video that shows Transitions Pieces (TPs) and Platforms being loaded at Steel Engineering Ltd Westway Dock on Saturday, 22nd June 2013. This marks the beginning of their journey to the East Anglia Offshore wind zone. Last year, ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall awarded contracts worth over £17m for the fabrication, installation and […]

  • 1 December 2022

    Dutch geo-data specialist company, Fugro, has added a new geotechnical vessel, equipped with advanced deep-water technology, to its fleet. According to Fugro, the vessel, named Fugro Quest, provides increased personnel and operational safety, whilst its energy-efficient design results, on average, in significantly lower fuel consumption than for other geotechnical vessels. Moreover, its ability to take […]

  • 9 July 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Nearly 50 business angel investors, funders and their advisors attended New Anglia Capital’s Investment Day at OrbisEnergy in Lowestoft last week (Tuesday 2nd July), which could result in investments of up to nearly £750,000. Four companies with a wide variety of innovative ideas made presentations to the investors and a number of confidential discussions are […]

  • 30 August 2013

    Bruce Provan is the new chairman of the Norfolk and Suffolk Energy Alliance (NSEA), a group created to provide a unified approach to bringing more investment into the region’s energy industry. And he believes they have invaluable work to do over the next few years, particularly as the offshore wind sector gathers momentum. ”We don’t […]

  • 9 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Calls for the UK government to give the offshore wind industry a clear steer on how the next round of developments will be funded were made as Siemens’ turbines were confirmed for East Anglia One. As the UK industry was heartened by ScottishPower Renewables’ opting for as much UK content as possible in the 714MW […]