E.ON’s energises Scroby Sands visitor centre with a fresh new look
Over the years the building has gone through a number of redesigns and this new look is part of our commitment in supporting the local community. We hope it offers the chance for visitors and local people alike to come and learn about offshore wind and the positive impact it has had on the area of Great Yarmouth.
E.ON’s Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm Visitor Centre in Great Yarmouth has been given a fresh new look ready for the summer season.
The new look interior includes bright new visuals to provide visitors with interesting facts about Scroby Sands, as well as E.ON’s other wind farms across the country and offers visitors the chance to learn more about the site and renewable energy.
The centre also offers an educational area, providing a space where children from local schools can visit, experience and learn about energy outside the classroom.
The interactive learning environment supports the national curriculum and is designed to help encourage young people interested in pursuing a career in the energy industry. A life size visual is now on display of one of E.ON’s apprentice wind turbine technicians, 20 year old Amy Harris who is now completing her apprenticeship at E.ON’s Humber Gateway base in Grimsby.
Brandon Lewis MP for Great Yarmouth visited the visitor centre to see how it has developed and how it continues to educate visitors about wind energy.
Brandon Lewis MP, said: “It was fantastic to visit again the Scroby Sands Visitor Centre and see how things have changed and evolved. There is so much potential in the offshore renewable industry, but we need to make sure that local people, young and old, are aware of the opportunities. Facilities like the visitor centre play a vital role, in spreading this much-needed information.”
Peter Lawson, Scroby Sands Site Manager at E.ON, said: “We’re delighted once again to welcome Brandon Lewis MP who officially opened the visitor centre after a major refit in 2011.
“Over the years the building has gone through a number of redesigns and this new look is part of our commitment in supporting the local community. We hope it offers the chance for visitors and local people alike to come and learn about offshore wind and the positive impact it has had on the area of Great Yarmouth.”
The Scroby Sands Visitor Centre attracts up to 30,000 visitors a year and is located on North Drive in Great Yarmouth. It is open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm between Good Friday and the end of October.
Notes to editors:
Scroby Sands was one of the UK’s first operational commercial-scale offshore wind farms, consisting of 30 wind turbines and is located around 3km off the coast of Great Yarmouth, it is capable of producing enough power for over 40,000 homes every year
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