The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is operated by Equinor and owned by Equinor, Equitix and the Green Investment Group through Scira Offshore Energy Limited.
The wind farm, which contains 88 wind turbines, is located on a 35km2 site 9-17 miles off the coast of Norfolk. Each year it generates sufficient clean, renewable energy to power 220,000 UK homes.
The operation and latest maintenance of an offshore wind farm requires many different skills and competences, and consequently a variety of different and rewarding jobs are available to people prepared to study for their qualifications and work hard as part of a team.
Currently there are 45 people working from Wind Farm Place, which is the Sheringham Shoal's operation and maintenance base at Wells-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk.
Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm Visitor Centre
The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm Visitor Centre was opened in early 2011.
It contains interactive items, films, a model and educational panels so people can learn about climate change and renewable energy in general, and about the development, construction and operation of the Sheringham Shoal Wind Offshore Wind Farm in particular.
It also puts offshore wind energy into context in North Norfolk, outlining the historic importance of wind to the local community - as well as plans for the future.
The Visitor Centre is located in The Mo, the iconic building on Sheringham’s east promenade, which underwent a £1 million refurbishment to become the new home to the Sheringham Museum and the town’s enviable collection of lifeboats.
The Visitor Centre is ideally placed to enable people to view, though powerful telescopes, the wind farm itself. It is open from the February half-term until the end of October and its hours are: Tuesday to Saturday - 10am to 4:30pm and on Sundays from 12noon until 4pm.
Find out more
- Green out of blue (Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm)
- Generating electricity from the wind
- How did I get into engineering?
- Career Pathways in offshore wind
- Winter 2018/19 Newsletter
If you are interested in career opportunities at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, you will find further information on the Careers page at: https://www.equinor.com/en/careers.html