Swedish energy group Vattenfall AB will publish next week the statutory consultation plans for the 1.8-GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind project.
The statutory consultation process will take place between November 7 and December 11. It seeks to gather feedback on the preliminary environmental information (PEI), including the latest layout of the offshore and onshore sections of the up to 257-turbine project, its potential impacts, and the planned measures to minimise these.
The plan, also known as Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC), is for the Norfolk Vanguard project which will include between 90 and 257 turbines with a tip height of up to 350 metres. It will also feature details on the planned onshore infrastructure the wind park needs, including a landfall site, two cable relay station location options, a 60-km cable corridor and a substation.
When operational in the mid-2020s, Norfolk Vanguard is estimated to produce enough power annually for 1.3 million UK households. Vattenfall is also currently developing the 1.8-GW Norfolk Boreas sister project, whose environmental impact assessment (EIA) is still in progress.