Sheringham: New Wind Farm Opens

27 September 2012, 15:42

A large new wind farm has opened today off the North Norfolk coast at Sheringham.

The Sheringham Shoal wind farm has 88 turbines and is generating enough power for 220,000 homes.

It has taken three years told build is creating around 60 jobs for people working on and operating the farm.

UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey says: "We need to get the economy moving again and a massive expansion in home grown, clean, renewable energy capacity is central to this. Sheringham Shoal will play an important part; supplying power to 220,000 homes, and providing jobs in the local community. Today’s opening is also an illustration of the strength of the UK’s strategic relationship with Norway. Investment in the UK’s energy mix needs to come from increasingly new and diverse sources, and this project is an excellent example of that".