The Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm with a capacity of 317 MW is located 17 to 23 km off the coast of Norfolk in the UK. Each of its 88 wind turbines has a capacity of 3.6 MW and the wind farm as a whole generates enough electricity to power 220,000 British homes.
Norway’s companies Statoil and Statkraft established a 50-50% joint venture Scira Offshore Energy to develop the project. During the construction phase of the plant, Statoil led the development, and for the first year of operation, Scira managed the daily running of the wind farm. In 2014, Statkraft became the project’s operator. As of 2019, the project is operated by Equinor (a new name of Statoil) on behalf of its partners Green Investment Banks and Equitix.
The facility was worth GBP1 billion of investment.
Sheringham Shoal became operational in 2011.