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Sherringham Shoal offshore wind farm opens

Norway’s Crown Prince Hakkon opened the 317MW Sherringham Shoal offshore wind farm off the coast of Norfolk yesterday.

The new wind farm - owned and funded by Norwegian energy firms Statoil and Statkraft - was completed after three years of construction.

Sherringham Shoal lies about 22km off the coast of Norfolk and has 88 3.6MW capacity wind turbines on steel monopile foundations.

“Today’s opening is an illustration of the strength of the UK’s strategic relationship with Norway,” said energy secretary Ed Davey.

“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.”

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