The UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded development consent for Vattenfall’s application to build the 1.8 GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm.
”This decision justifies the confidence that we have in the offshore wind sector in Britain, and we’re looking forward to developing the project and benefiting the local community,” Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President for Vattenfall’s wind business, said.
”Today’s news sends a strong signal that the UK is serious about its climate ambitions and is open for business to power a green economic recovery.”
Scheduled to come online in mid-2020s, the Norfolk Vanguard wind farm will feature between 90 and 180 turbines installed across an area covering around 592 km2.
BEIS postponed the deadline for the decision on the project’s Development Consent Order (DCO) twice before granting the approval.