The 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, located between 17km and 23km off the coast of North Norfolk in the UK, comprises 88 wind turbines and generates around 1.1TWh per annum. This is enough clean energy to power almost 220,000 British homes. Compared to fossil fuels that is a reduction of 500,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.

The wind farm is owned equally by Statoil and Statkraft through joint-venture company Scira Offshore Energy Limited. Statoil was operator for the project during the development phase and Scira is the wind farm operator now the project is complete.

CHPV were contracted as the project's official media team. Over three years we have taken over ten thousand digital images and many hours of stunning high-definition video footage, documenting every key stage of this exciting project. From the digging of the first trenches for the onshore power cables, to the installation of the final turbine in July 2012, we have captured every detail.

As well as shooting stills and video for the project, CHPV have released a number of Project Update movies, all of which can be viewed on our YouTube channel We also edited a number of mini-movies designed to be used as part of an interactive information system at the Mo museum in Sheringham, a centre dedicated to keeping local residents up to date with the projects progression as well as helping them understand how a wind farm works and why it will be beneficial to Norfolk.

In early 2012 we supplied installation footage to the BBC for Countryfiles segment on the growing UK windfarm sector

We have prepared hundreds of images for Sciras PR requirements, from newsletter publications, HSE reports and website updates to huge stands for exhibitions and conferences. Many of our images have even been made into Canvas prints and have been placed in Sciras offices.

In this gallery are a sample of images, taken along the project timeline, giving just a small taste of what it takes to construct an offshore windfarm.