Approval for two major offshore wind farm extensions in the UK has been given by the Crown Estate.

The Sheringham and Dudgeon wind projects lease agreements have been signed by energy giant Equinor, covering an area of seabed off the North Norfolk coast of approximately 196 square kilometres.

The two wind farms, which currently generate renewable electricity to power around 750,000 homes, are forecast to produce enough energy for 1.5 million households, doubling the total proposed capacity to around 1,400MW.

Project Manager at Equinor, Kari Hege Mørk said: “In support of its net zero ambitions, the UK Government has set a target to increase offshore wind capacity to 40GW by 2030, around four times what we currently have.

“The Extension Projects will make an important contribution to the UK’s decarbonisation goals, along with providing benefits to local communities through local jobs and economic opportunities.”

Major offshore wind farm extensions in Norfolk approved

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