U.K. Offshore Wind Farm J/V Awards £15m in contracts

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Joint venture partners in the East Anglia Offshore Wind Zone, Vattenfall & ScottishPower Renewables, support local sub-contractors.

Vattenfall and ScottishPower Renewables, joint venture partners behind the East Anglia Offshore Wind Zone, have awarded over £15m in contracts to businesses operating in East Anglia. Since 2010, 28 firms located in the region have benefited and it is estimated that this has helped support well over 100 jobs. 



Contract awards have varied from modest accommodation and catering contracts to multi-million pound marine services, research and consulting contracts. These awards by Vattenfall and ScottishPower Renewables span businesses covering the whole of East Anglia, including Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. 


In November last year the partners revealed that they had awarded contracts in East Anglia to the value of £6.65m. This latest announcement highlights an additional investment of more than £8m. 

Andy Paine, East Anglia Programme Director, said: “East Anglia Offshore Wind Farm is already good news for the East Anglian economy with more than £15 million contracted with the region’s business - an investment that is supporting more than 100 jobs. It’s great to see businesses like Brown & May Marine benefit from contracts associated with the development of our first project and I’m really proud of our project’s investment in East Anglian businesses to date.” 



He added that prospects for the region’s economy could get better: “We are currently developing the first phase of the wind farm and hope for consent from the Government next year. If approved and built the scheme is expected to deliver £500 million to the region’s economy and 1,600 construction jobs in East Anglia alone. “ 


Vattenfall and ScottishPower Renewables first project, East Anglia ONE, a 1,200 MW development covering 300km2, entered the planning system in December 2012 and is aiming to achieve consent from the UK Government in 2014. It is anticipated that construction could begin onshore as early as 2016 with offshore construction commencing the following year. It is estimated that East Anglia ONE alone could meet the equivalent electricity needs of roughly 700,000 homes in the UK. 


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