Statoil and Statkraft have signed a letter of intent for Statoil to take over as operator of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm from January 2017. Statoil will also increase its share in the Dogger Bank projects.
Sheringham Shoal is one of the world’s 10 largest producing offshore wind farms.
“Taking over the operatorship for Sheringham Shoal represents a milestone for Statoil, as our first operatorship during commercial operations. As operator of both the Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon offshore wind farms, located in the same area, we can further improve efficiency and increase competitiveness across the projects,” said Irene Rummelhoff, Statoil’s executive vice president for New Energy Solutions.
Statoil and Statkraft each hold a 40 per cent share in Sheringham Shoal, with 20 per cent held by the UK Green Investment Bank.