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Vattenfall starts planning process for two UK offshore wind farms

CTBR Staff Writer Published 16 March 2016

Vattenfall has started the planning process for two offshore wind farms in the UK, which will have a installed capacity of 3.6GW.

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Planned to be located in the eastern North Sea, 47km off the Norfolk coast in England, the Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas projects will generate enough energy to power 2.6 million homes in the UK.

The Norfolk Vanguard wind farm will contribute to Vattenfall's plan of tripling its wind power capacity to 7GW across Northern Europe by 2025.

Norfolk Vanguard will start this year and the second project, Norfolk Boreas will be built one year later.

Vattenfall Wind head Gunnar Groebler said:"We are very pleased to have been given a green light to develop this northern part of the large East Anglia region."

"It will deliver a substantial increase of electricity for the UK, and will also enable Vattenfall to continue expanding its focus on renewable energy production."

Vattenfall and Scottish Renewables have been working together since 2010, for the development of wind power projects in East Anglia Development Zone.

Vattenfall will solely develop the Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas projects.

Earlier this year, Vattenfall started work on its first solar farm, Parc Cynog, in Wales, UK.

It will be a combined wind and solar farm. The company said there has been a wind farm with eleven turbines at Parc Cynog for 14 years.

The 5MW solar farm is expected to start generating electricity at the end of this month.


Image: Vattenfall Administration building, Puschkinallee. Photo: Courtesy of Vattenfall.