Vattenfall’s offshore wind project gets green light: Energy giant Vattenfall has been awarded development consent by the UK Government for a major offshore wind farm to be constructed.

Situated off the Norfolk Coast in East Anglia the 1,8GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind project will provide enough energy to power almost two million homes every year.

It is estimated it will also save around three million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, which is equivalent to taking approximately 1.6 million cars off the road .

After consultation with stakeholders, local communities and the supply chain, the company says it applied for a development consent order in June 2018.

Senior Vice President for Vattenfall’s wind business, Gunnar Groebler commented: “Decarbonising our economies starts with one of the most essential resources, electricity. 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.”

Country Manager and Head of Offshore Wind for Vattenfall in the UK, Danielle Lane said: “This is a great step forward in the battle against climate change, to increase jobs and skills in the East of England, and for the offshore wind industry as a whole.”

Vattenfall’s offshore wind project gets green light

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