Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm
Ownership: 40 %
Production: 1.1 TWh
Power: 317 MW
The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is located between 17 and 23 kilometres off the coast of North Norfolk, England. The wind farm has a capacity of 317 MW and consists of 88 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.6 MW. The expected annual production of 1.1 TWh will supply some 220,000 homes with clean energy.
The wind farm covers an area of approximately 35 square kilometres. Turbine blade length is 52 metres (170 feet), and turbine tower height is 80 metres (262 feet). The wind turbines are placed on monopile foundations piled into the seabed. From the two 900 tonne offshore substations, two 132 kV marine cables come ashore at Weybourne. An underground cable of 21.6 kilometres connect the wind farm to a new substation at Salle, near Cawston. From the substation, the power is transported to Norwich where it enters the National Grid.
The wind farm is owned by Statoil, UK Green Investment Bank and Statkraft through joint-venture company Scira Offshore Energy Limited.
For more information, please visit Scira Offshore Energy Ltd's web site.