NOTES TO EDITORS:
1. The consent applications for the offshore elements of the Dudgeon project were lodged with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in June 2009 and the offshore consents were awarded in July 2012.
2. The planning permissions for the main buried onshore cable sections within Breckland district and North Norfolk district were granted in October 2010 and June 2012 respectively.
3. A resolution to grant planning permission was received from Breckland Council for an onshore substation at Necton on 1st October 2012, following which it was announced that the project will establish a Community Support Fund (CSF) to help selected good causes in Norfolk. The CSF will allocate £100,000 per year to a range of local projects once generation has started.
4. It is expected that electricity generation from offshore wind farms, such as this one at Dudgeon, will make a significant contribution towards the UK’s target of producing at least 20% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.
5. Dudgeon is one of 15 such projects that were awarded licenses by the Crown Estate in late 2003 as a national second Round of offshore wind projects.
6. Warwick Energy Limited is a leading UK developer of a range of energy projects and has previously been responsible for the development of the 90MW Barrow offshore wind farm (completed 2006) and the 300MW Thanet offshore wind farm (completed 2010).
Contacts: Mark Petterson Director, Warwick Energy 01789 471091 Warwick Energy Limited, Wellesbourne House, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire CV35 9JB B