ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall Wind Power are working as a partnership and were awarded rights to develop projects within the East Anglian offshore wind zone, a 6,000km2 area leased by the Crown Estate.
It is estimated that the zone has a capacity of 7,200 megawatts and our intention is to build it out as a number of projects over the next ten years. The zone is undergoing a process of environmental and technical appraisals in order to establish the optimal way to develop. As well as being ideally located for access to the supply chain in the UK and Europe, the zone also has ideal water depths for construction and is situated near to large centres of population with good access to national grid connections.
The partnership has established a joint-venture company called East Anglia Offshore Wind Limited (EAOW) and its team of specialists have now started to assess the engineering challenges of the East Anglia offshore wind zone and research any potential significant environmental effects.
The Development Consent Order for the first part of the zone to be developed was validated by the Planning Inspectorate ahead of schedule in December 2012 and was consented in June 2014. This project, known as the East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm, is located in the south of the zone, covers an area approximately 300 km2 and is 43.4 km off the coast of Suffolk at its closest point to land. EAOW has been provided with a grid connection of 1,200 megawatts at Bramford, Suffolk for this project.
In November 2012, EAOW submitted Scoping Reports for the next two areas of the zone to be developed, East Anglia THREE Offshore Windfarm and East Anglia FOUR Offshore Windfarm. These projects have the combined potential to deliver up to 2,400 megawatts and are currently being developed.
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