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04/04/2016

Remarkable appointed to lead consultation for Vattenfall’s largest UK offshore wind farm

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We are delighted to announce that Remarkable Group has been appointed by Vattenfall to provide communications and consultation support for one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms.

The project, called Norfolk Vanguard, is proposed for an area of the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk. It has a target capacity of 1.8GW of renewable electricity, enough to meet the electricity demands of 1.3 million UK households.

On the back of this appointment, Remarkable is expanding its regional office network with a new base in East Anglia to serve our growing list of clients, including Vattenfall. We are currently in the process of recruiting further team members to work out of the new office, based in Norwich.

Due to its size, Norfolk Vanguard is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) and will require extensive engagement and consultation with the local communities in Norfolk. This is in line with requirements set out by the Planning Inspectorate for such projects.

Remarkable Group’s major projects construction, energy and infrastructure division, Remarkable Pendragon, will be servicing the account, headed up by director, Jamie Gordon.

Stephen Pomeroy, Chief Executive at Remarkable Group said: “This project is an incredibly important one for the renewable energy industry in the UK and demonstrates the continued confidence in offshore wind around the UK.

“We’re delighted to be involved with a scheme of this scale, and to bring our integrated consultation and engagement expertise to bear on a project of such national significance.

“It is equally exciting to be announcing that we are opening a Remarkable office in East Anglia. The potential within the region for growth is extensive and we are pleased to be a part of and support the area’s development and success.

“The new office will complement our existing locations in Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol, Winchester and London and will play an important role as we extend our reach into all four corners of the UK.

Jason Ormiston, Manager of Public and Regulatory Affairs & Stakeholders (UK) at Vattenfall, added: “We are looking forward to working with Remarkable as Jamie’s team has a lot of experience working with sustainable energy companies and has a good track record in engaging with communities on complex planning projects.

“Also, Vattenfall is pleased that Norfolk Vanguard has already created jobs in Norfolk with Remarkable establishing a new base in Norwich on the back of their appointment by Vattenfall.”

Remarkable Group’s East Anglia office is located in the newly refurbished Union Building in the centre of Norwich.

Further information about the Norfolk Vanguard project can be found on the project website www.vattenfall.co.uk/NorfolkVanguard

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