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Offshore wind farm

Scroby Sands

Facts and figures

Wind farm location Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Commissioned in
Electrical output (gross)
60 MW
Number of units
50 turbines
Turbine height 68m to blade tip


Scroby Sands is one of the UK's first commercial offshore wind farms

Commissioned in March 2004, the £75 million project generates enough energy to supply over 40,000 homes.* The Scroby Sands has a visitor centre that attracts over 35,000 visitors each year who come to enjoy the interactive activities and displays. The visitor centre is open daily from April until October and entry is free of charge.

The visitor centre has interactive educational models for the younger generation who want to learn about renewable energy. The wind farm has become a real local land mark and every year, we have people from all ages from all over the world visiting the centre to find out more about how it works and how it was built. Visitors to the centre will find details of how the wind farm was built, together with a range of interactive displays and information about energy and energy efficiency. The centre is located on the Esplanade so why not go along to find out more.

*Based on an annual average domestic household consumption of 4,115 kWH.

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