Working towards a sustainable future
ScottishPower Renewables is undertaking one of the largest offshore wind farm developments in the world, called East Anglia ONE. Set for completion in in 2020, the project will comprise of 102 turbines, with investment in the region of £2.5 billion.
East Anglia ONE will create approximately 3,000 jobs and generate enough clean energy to power the equivalent of 500,000 homes* by 2020, with a lifespan of 30 years.
To ensure the successful completion of this project, ScottishPower Renewables needed a construction and installation base with the capacity and capability to pre-assemble components on a quayside for transfer on to an installation vessel.
Peel Ports Group was able to offer ScottishPower Renewables the land footprint and expertise to help deliver the requirements for its project. Having provided installation and construction support for Shoal, Lincs and Scroby Sands wind farms in the past and due to its proximity to the project (30 miles offshore), Peel Ports Great Yarmouth was chosen as the installation base.
The port, along with ScottishPower Renewables, has co-invested £5 million in infrastructure development to support this project.