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East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm Public Information Days: Horizontal Directional Drilling

20th Feb 2018

The East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm developer, ScottishPower Renewables, is inviting local communities to attend a series of public information days in Suffolk to find out more about their upcoming programme of work to install cabling under railways, roads and rivers to connect the windfarm to the national grid.

In the early stages of planning the East Anglia ONE project, ScottishPower Renewables took the decision to connect the offshore windfarm to the national grid at Bramford using underground cables, rather than constructing pylons.

Along the 37km route between Bawdsey and Bramford there are approximately 20 locations where Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is required for crossing under waterways and important infrastructure. HDD is an advanced drilling technique, which will help to minimise disruption and reduce environmental impacts.

Residents are invited to find out more about ScottishPower Renewables’ plans by attending public information days in Bawdsey, Martlesham and Claydon.

Joanna Young, Stakeholder Manager for ScottishPower Renewables, said: "East Anglia ONE is progressing well, with construction underway at the onshore substation in Bramford. To help connect the cables we have planned a Horizontal Directional Drilling programme of work. This involves innovative engineering practices and ensures that we won’t impact on train timetables and minimises road works. The largest drilling operation will allow us to install 700 metres of cable underneath the Deben. We would welcome anyone who wants find out more to come and speak to our project team at the public information days." 

The full list of locations and dates are:

Venue Date Time
Bawdsey Village Hall,
Ferry Road,
IP12 3AS
Tues 16th Jan, 2018 4.00pm – 7.30pm
Martlesham Heath Pavilion,
The Drift,
Martlesham Heath,
Tues 13th Feb, 2018 4.00pm – 7.30pm
Claydon & Barham Village Hall,
19 Old Ipswich Road,
P6 0AB
Tues 20th Feb, 2018 4.00pm – 7.30pm

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