The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is an exciting £1.5 billion project to harness offshore wind to power more than 410,000 UK homes. This 402MW offshore wind farm will be located some 20 miles off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer in North Norfolk.
All the offshore and onshore construction consents have been in place for this wind farm since late 2012, and it is now scheduled to be completed and fully commissioned by late 2017.
Through the joint venture company Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, it is owned by Statoil, Statkraft and Masdar.
Statoil and Statkraft are two leading Norwegian energy companies and Masdar is an international investor in renewable energy and sustainable technology based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Statoil is developing the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm and will continue as its operator when it starts generating electricity in early 2017.
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09 September 2016: Statoil opens the Dudgeon Operations Centre in Great Yarmouth
Statoil officially opens the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Operations Centre in Great Yarmouth today as part of the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival.
30 June 2016: Dudgeon Community Fund makes first grants
Three organisations based in Necton, Nr Swaffham in the Breckland district of Norfolk have recently received grants from the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Community Fund.
2 June 2016: Dudgeon project halfway to completion
The Dudgeon installations are progressing according to plan. Almost half of the foundations have been installed, the export cables have been laid and in May the substation jacket was lifted in place.