Offshore Wind Farm

Operated by Equinor

The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is located between 32km off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer in North Norfolk. Since its completion in late 2017, this 402MW offshore wind farm has been producing enough green, clean energy to power more than 430,000 UK homes from its 67 6MW wind turbine generators.

Through the joint venture company Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, the wind farm is owned by Equinor, Masdar and China Resources (Holdings), and Equinor is its operator having developed the £1.4b power plant between 2012 and 2017.

The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm currently is the wind farm furthest away from the UK’s shoreline, Dudgeons development and operations have involved Equinor’s innovative New Energy Solutions unit implementing innovative technologies and devising new working methodology.

One example is the use of the ESVAGT Njord service offshore vessel (SOV) to access the 67 offshore turbines and the offshore substation; this is a ‘first’ in the UK offshore wind industry, and one which will be watched with considerable interest by developers of the UK wind farms scheduled for construction in the early 2020’s.

As a company, Equinor’s skill-set has been shaped by years of operating in the hostile offshore conditions that come hand in hand with the hydrocarbon industry. There are now opportunities to harness that skill set and transfer it to the offshore renewables industry.

It really is “technology in transition”.


The UK Secretary of State for the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero, has granted development consent to the Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon Extension Projects off the North Norfolk coast. The projects are extensions to the operational Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farms, which currently power around 710,000 UK homes.

The first round of 2024 grant awards by the Dudgeon Community Fund has resulted in four STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education projects in Norfolk being provided with funding support.

A grant from the Dudgeon Community Fund STEM Skills and Employability Programme For Younger People is enabling students at East Norfolk Sixth Form College in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk to enter the global Junk Kouture fashion competition

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited's Modern Slavery Statement
For the financial year 2023