Applications are now open for long-term skilled jobs on the East Anglia ONE windfarm being developed by ScottishPower Renewables off the Suffolk coast.
This initial pool of jobs is open to applicants until Friday 4th January and represents a significant landmark in the project which is seeing £25 million invested in the Port of Lowestoft. Successful applicants will be among 100 permanent employees at the new start-of-the-art operations and maintenance building being constructed at Associated British Ports’ Hamilton Dock, Lowestoft.
Leading wind energy producer, ScottishPower Renewables, is seeking people to fill roles including administrator, warehouse co-ordinator, senior authorised person, balance of plant technician and windfarm controller.
Steven Hodger, site manager for East Anglia ONE at ScottishPower Renewables, said: “The positions advertised will bolster the ScottishPower Renewables site team, which will manage the day-to-day operations and maintenance activities for East Anglia ONE.
“These full-time, permanent roles are an important milestone for East Anglia ONE. They demonstrate our commitment to supporting the region and local economy, providing long-term employment while also delivering renewable energy for future generations.”
Once completed, the operations and maintenance building will be the home of East Anglia ONE and the thousands of contractors and supply chain operators using the site every year will contribute substantially to the local economy.
Steven concluded: “We are looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join our team on one of the largest offshore windfarms in the world.”
“East Anglia ONE aims to be the safest, and most efficient offshore windfarm in the industry and to achieve this we need hardworking people to fill these positions, a large majority of whom, we hope will live in the local area.”
To apply for any of the jobs visit:
For more information about East Anglia ONE visit: www.spreastanglia.co.uk
Notes to the Editor
About East Anglia ONE:
East Anglia ONE will see 102 wind turbines installed in the southern North Sea, approximately 30 miles off the coast. The overall investment will be in the region of £2.5 billion, and the project is planned to meet the annual electricity demands of the equivalent of almost 630,000 homes*.
- East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm project is likely to include:
- Offshore wind turbines and foundations (102 wind turbines to provide an installed capacity of 714 megawatts).
- An offshore substation to collect the electricity from the turbines and transform it to a form suitable for transfer to shore.
- Two offshore export cables, each around 85 km in length, to transfer the electricity to shore.
- A landfall site with onshore transition pits to connect the offshore and onshore cables.
- Six onshore underground cables, each of around 37 km in length, to transfer the electricity from landfall to an onshore converter station.
- An onshore substation adjacent to the existing substation at Bramford, Suffolk, to connect the offshore windfarm to the National Grid.
*Based on the following calculation: 714 MW (installed capacity) x 0.3836 “offshore wind” average load factor (Digest of UK Energy Statistics) x 8,766 hours (hours per year)/3,781MWh (average domestic annual consumption) = 634,997 homes powered equivalent
About ScottishPower Renewables
ScottishPower Renewables is part of Iberdrola, a world leader in clean energy with an installed capacity of over 28,000MW, and the leading wind energy producer worldwide.
Responsible for progressing Iberdrola’s onshore wind and marine energy projects in the UK, ScottishPower Renewables also manages the development, construction and operation of offshore windfarms throughout the world and currently has 40 operational windfarm sites producing over 2,000 MW.