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Another North Norfolk business awarded Sheringham Shoal contract


Elite Taxis, a North Norfolk business in Wighton near Wells-next-the-Sea, has been awarded a contract from the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm.


The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is owned equally by two Norwegian companies, Statoil and Stakraft, through the joint venture company Scira Offshore Energy Limited.


The taxi company, chosen from a number of applicants, has been contracted to provide dual transport services for the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. Statoil is the operator for the project during the development and construction phase which requires regular journeys between Norway and the UK. As such, the first phase of the contract will involve Elite Taxis collecting personnel from UK airports and railway stations, transporting to Wells-next-the-Sea, and vice versa.


In the second phase, Elite will provide a daily transport service to take the wind turbine technicians from their base close, to Wells-next-the-Sea, to the new outer harbour where they will board the boats that take them to the wind farm. The fulfilment of this service will result in further investment by Elite in the purchase of at least one new minibus.


"Mark Trett from Elite Taxis, which has been trading in the area for over five years, is enthusiastic about this new venture, commenting: "I am delighted that Elite has been selected by Sheringham Shoal to be part of the daily running of this exciting new offshore wind farm project. The contract will provide regular activity that will enable me to consolidate my business, give me a solid basis for further investment, and provide additional employment in the locality. I'm looking forward to working with Scira Offshore Energy on this project."


For more information: please contact Nigel Tompkins, New Ideas for Business. T:01263 822427
M: 07860 206565 or email:

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