Indicative image of an offshore wind farm. North Falls’ design may differ

About the project

North Falls is being developed by North Falls Offshore Wind Farm Limited, a 50/50 joint venture company owned by SSE Renewables and RWE.

It is a proposed extension to the southern array of the existing Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm, and is being developed in the southern North Sea approximately 40 kilometres (km) off the East Anglia coast. Its site comprises one offshore array area totaling 95 square kilometres (km2).

The site previously comprised two offshore array areas totaling approximately 150km2, but after our 2023 statutory consultation the decision was made to remove the whole of the northern offshore array area.

This decision followed consideration of feedback received relating to mitigating the effects of the offshore PEIR boundary in several key areas, including: landscape and visual impact, seascape, shipping and navigation, offshore ornithology and benthic ecology.

Removal of the northern offshore array area has significantly reduced a number of potential effects on each of these areas.

The Project has accepted an offer from National Grid for an onshore grid connection in Tendring, North Essex.

Approximately 24km of onshore electricity cables are proposed to be installed underground from the Project’s landfall location between Clacton-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea to this new substation.

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