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New management at windfarm

The Sheringham Shoal windfarm Credit: ITV Anglia

A billion pound windfarm development off the Norfolk coast has been taken over by a Norwegian energy company.

The Sheringham Shoal windfarm is made up of 88 turbines. It's being taken over by Statkraft which was previously a joint owner of the project.

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Windfarm to get royal opening

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway to open Sheringham Shoal Credit: AP

A multi million pound windfarm that's been built off the coast of Norfolk will be officially opened later today by the Crown Prince of Norway.

The Sheringham Shoal windfarm contains 88 turbines which,could produce enough electricity to power more than two hundred thousand homes.

Designers say the windfarm, which has been built by Norwegian energy firms, will reduce carbon di-oxide emmissions in the UK by 500 thousand tonnes a year.