More payback for East Anglia with £3m wind farm contract
The East Anglia ONE developer reports that James Fisher Marine Services in Lowestoft will be providing an integrated marine services package for the wind farm under a £3 million contract.
The announcement by ScottishPower Renewables follows closely behind the contract awarded to fellow East Anglia based company, Gardline to provide pre-construction surveys across the East Anglia ONE, ONE North and TWO offshore wind farm sites.
ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia ONE wind farm is currently in the construction process and once fully operational will power the equivalent of 600,000 homes with clean energy.
Charlie Jordan, ScottishPower Renewables director for East Anglia ONE, said: “We are pleased that we will be working with James Fisher Marine Services, and benefitting from the extensive experience they have in the Offshore Wind sector.
“This new contract builds on work they have previously undertaken for us at our Wikinger project off the German coast. The wide ranging contract will cover marine co-ordination, communications and vessel supply.
“East Anglia is one of the best places in the world to build offshore wind. As well as excellent offshore conditions, we have access to some industry-leading companies based in the region, and first class port facilities.
“We are delighted to see another contract going to a locally-based company, adding to the recent contract wins for Gardline and Seajacks.”
East Anglia ONE is the first of four wind farms ScottishPower Renewables is planning to build off the coast of East Anglia.
The project will see 102 wind turbines installed in the southern North Sea, approx. 30 miles off the coast. The overall investment will be in the region of £2.5 billion. The first turbines will be installed by 2019 and it is hoped the project will be fully operational during 2020.