The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm extension is to the north and south east of the existing wind farm, while its Sheringham Shoal counterpart is to the north and east of the existing Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm site. The proposed extension areas share the boundaries with the existing wind farm site.
Equinor has undertaken the site selection process to identify the most suitable areas for extensions, and has sought to minimise conflicts with other marine users and existing seabed infrastructure.
With Dudgeon currently having a power generation capacity of 402MW and Sheringham Shoal having a 317MW capacity, it is anticipated that up to a maximum of 61 turbines will be erected, 34 in the Dudgeon extension site and 27 in the Sheringham Shoal extension site.
Equinor is seeking to develop the extension project with a joint transmission infrastructure. A common offshore substation infrastructure is planned to be located in the Sheringham Shoal wind farm site.
The seabed export cable which will transmit the power generated by both wind farm extensions will make landfall on the coast of North Norfolk.
Equinor is currently investigating all the available options, collecting detailed information and consulting widely with all stakeholders.