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Photos: Stunning aerial views of Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm

11:51 31 July 2012

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A bird's eye view of the almost complete Sheringham Shoal wind farm. Picture: MIKE PAGE

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This stunning aerial picture shows the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, which is now almost complete.

A bird's eye view of the almost complete Sheringham Shoal wind farm. Picture: MIKE PAGEA bird's eye view of the almost complete Sheringham Shoal wind farm. Picture: MIKE PAGE

It is a view which may have been witnessed by Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, who flew into Wells on a helicopter last Tuesday to learn more about Sheringham Shoal and the offshore energy industry as a whole.

Almost all of the 88 turbines have been constructed between 10 and 15 miles off the north Norfolk coast.

About half are already producing electricity and the rest are due to go live by the end of September.

Scira, the company behind the project, has been working from Wells Field Study temporarily and work has started on constructing a permanent operation base for the wind farm at Egmere, four miles south of Wells.

20 comments

  • Mr Ezekial I, for one, will approve. It will be no more than a modern building, if the cables are underground and NOT on pylons, then it will be infinitely preferable to a hairdryer on a hilltop, and, BTW, we'll all have all the electricity we'll ever need, the hairdrier on the hilltop wouldn't even.................dry your hair!!

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    Windless

    Saturday, August 4, 2012

  • David, I think you'll find that Genatec have told him not to respond in case he futher damages their (hugely) unwanted application for the Bodham turbine

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    Windless

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • I trust that next year when I submit my proposal for a Nuclear Power Station at West Runcton then the undersigned will be writing to the County Council asking them to roll over and accept my plan.

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    George Ezekial

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • An awful view and it cost £1,000,000,000!

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    David Ramsbotham

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • Get a life - who wants to look at the useless (USA!) eyesores?

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    biglingers

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

  • Callum - you're back - I thought you had been banned for calling people names! What is it you call us? NIMBYS `or something like that. By the way there are still a few questions which you have not answered on the Northrepps solar panel blog. I never considered you to be a namby-pamby.

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    David Ramsbotham

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Usual clutch of miserys below . . . . .

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    Callum Ringer

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • I'd also like to remind those of you may oppose my views of my new rule. I automatically and irreversibly ignore any post with NIMBY in it's text!!

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    windup

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Oh yes and we can blame these wind farms for all the new rotten pylons that are going up!

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    Richard Woods

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

  • they charge for rainwater now they charge for wind what next??

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    i am mostly wrong??

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • No wonder Prince Andrew flew out to visit this eyesore. His family are set to make millions from the renting of offshore wind farm sites to developers . The Crown Estate are the landlords of the seabed and are greedily ruining our coastal environment by permitting the construction of these expensive, environmentally damaging wind turbines which will have a negligible effect on global climate change but will line the royal coffers. . Prince Phillip has condemned wind farms on land as eyesores however he is strangely silent about similar monstrosities at sea.

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    Environmentalist

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

  • I do apologise I have not even been back to the Solar panel article because I have a life.

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    Callum Ringer

    Saturday, August 4, 2012

  • These twirly blots on the seascape will of course be judged to be competently useless in the due course of time. Future generations will laugh their heads off when they look back to the so so called 'wind farms folly'. Present day banksters and all those involved in the so called wind industries are laughing all the way to the bank as history happens.

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    nrg

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

  • I liked the pics. Now, just imagine if all of these were on land, spread all over Norfolk, what a bl**dy mess we'd have then. There's 88 here and they're also, BTW, in a windy place so have the potential to gererate realistic amounts of electricity. One cable to the beach, no noticable noise, no aviation risks, no harm to bats, no light flicker, the perfect place for them, if you have to have them at all. ONSHORE is the polar opposite, the worst possilble place for them to be. I flew over Torness nuclear power station on Tuesday, thank goodness it's there. The huge (100's) wind farm on the hill behind it had NONE of its turbines turning!! So far we've managed to keep North Norfolk ONSHORE turbine free, let's hope that Bodham gets binned too, then we can start on the prevention of the 2 planned for Scottow.

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    windup

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • While mowing the lawn this afternoon I have been pondering my comment below and apologise to Callum for suggesting that he might be a NAMBY. He has every right not to answer questions posed on this website. I am however intrigued as to why Callum does not have any views on solar panels versus wind turbines when he is such a vocal proponent of green energy.

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    David Ramsbotham

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Sorry but this was more beautiful before they built the wind turbines. Please save us from that sort of "making the best of it" tosh.

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    Richard Woods

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

  • Despite the amount of practice that NRG gets ranting about wind farms the use of so called English still evades him or her.

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    Chris Booty

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • I'd like to learn more about these just like Prince Andrew. Can I have a free helicopter ride too please?

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    smithrob

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

  • Scira are a Dutch company, using Dutch engineers and Dutch support Vessels to build this monstrosity, how exactly do I benefit as someone who lives on the coast and has to look at these blots on the landscape? Well I can tell you one thing, Its NOT with cheaper electricity.

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    Farquarson-Smythe

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • The average wind turbine has a lifespan of just 25 years. I think they will be far less keen when they come to replace them.

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    Ben

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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