Things could be looking up for the firm behind some of Norfolk’s biggest wind farms, with two new construction contracts awarded this week.

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall, which halted work on its Norfolk Boreas project earlier this year, has signed contracts with Aker Solutions and Siemens Energy to provide a range of services.

The move gives Siemens Energy and Aker Solutions joint responsibility for engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the onshore and offshore converter stations for Norfolk Vanguard East.

Aker Solutions said the contract was worth more than £440m, with its vice president of new build adding he was “looking forward to supporting Vattenfall to deliver one of the largest offshore wind zones in the world”.

Vattenfall made headlines over the summer when it made the dramatic decision to suspend work on Norfolk Boreas - a huge wind farm due to be built 50 miles off the county's coast.

The company said costs had soared by 40pc due to inflation, so it was pausing and reviewing the project, which got the go-ahead in 2021.