The Norwegian energy companies StatoilHydro and Statkraft join forces to develop an offshore wind park off the coast of Norfolk, UK.
The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, which will consist of 88 turbines, is planned to start production in 2011. When fully operational, its annual electricity production is expected to be around 1.1TWh, enough energy to power around 220,000 UK homes.
Until now, the 315 MW Sheringham Shoal project has been owned 100% by StatoilHydro. Through an agreement, Statkraft will acquire 50% of the shares in the project, thus becoming an equal partner with StatoilHydro.
Sheringham Shoal, between 17 km and 23 km off the coast of the town of Sheringham in northern Norfolk, will cover an area of 35 square kilometres. Construction will begin in early summer 2009, and a gradual start-up of production is scheduled for 2011. The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm has received all the approvals needed for construction and operation.
StatoilHydro and Statkraft to develop offshore wind farm