The Cable Corridor

The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm will generate sufficient electricity to power more than 410,000 UK homes per annum. This electricity needs to be transmitted from the wind farm, 20 miles off the coast of Cromer, to an onshore substation, from where it can then enter the National Grid. A seabed cable will transmit this electricity to landfall at Weybourne Hope in North Norfolk.

From there a cable is being laid in a corridor across North Norfolk to the village of Necton, near Swaffham in the Breckland district of Norfolk, where a new substation is under construction. The cable is 30 miles in length, and it is being buried 1.4 metres deep in ducting across land which belongs to 44 individual landowners.

Laying ducts in preperation for the onshore cables

Laying ducts in preperation for the onshore cables