BEIS gives nod to huge 1.8GW wind farm proposed by Swedish energy company, as it delays approval for Ørsted’s Hornsea Three project for the fourth time. Vattenfall has been given the all clear to build the mammoth 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore windfarm off the east coast of England. Planning consent was granted earlier this week by Business Secretary Alok Sharma, following a decision in June to postpone the decision by a month. The Swedish energy giant intends to install between 90 and 180 turbines across an area of just under 600 square kilometres located 47 kilometres from the Norfolk coast. The project is expected to generate enough power for roughly 1.95 million homes. Gunnar Groebler, senior vice-president for Vattenfall’s wind business, said the firm was delighted to clinch planning consent for the development, which is scheduled to come online in the mid-2020s.
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