Royal HaskoningDHV has been appointed by Vattenfall Wind Power Limited to provide the leading Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) services in support of the Development Consent Order (DCO) application for Norfolk Vanguard, a large, proposed Offshore Wind Farm off the Norfolk coast.
Confidence in the UK’s offshore wind project pipeline has been strengthened by The Crown Estate’s announcement that Vattenfall is to take forward two major offshore wind farm projects in the northern part of the previous East Anglia zone area.
Norfolk Vanguard is the first of the two projects to be developed and has a target capacity of 1.8GW of renewable electricity – enough to meet the equivalent electricity demand of around 1.3million UK households. The project Norfolk Vanguard has been named after a ship commanded by Lord Nelson, who was born in the county of Norfolk in 1758.
With over 8GW of successfully consented offshore wind projects in the UK, Royal HaskoningDHV is ideally placed to lead the technical and environmental considerations that are needed to meet the environmental impact assessment and consenting needs of the offshore wind project.
Ruth Henderson, Project Manager and EIA Co-ordinator from Royal HaskoningDHV commented, “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Vattenfall. Through our technical knowledge of the area, and approach to EIA, we will be leading on a range of offshore and onshore disciplines that are required to successfully deliver a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project.”
Alistair Davison, Royal HaskoningDHV’s Renewable Energy Sector Director further commented, “This is an important project for the UK industry, reinvigorating the sector and bringing much needed confidence to the UK market. We are committed to providing dedicated high quality, UK based consultancy support incorporating the collective experience gathered from more than 15 years in the industry.”