March 1 (Renewables Now) - Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) on Wednesday said some GBP 10 million ( USD 13.7m/EUR 11.3m) of contracts have been awarded to prepare the Port of Lowestoft to support its 714-MW East Anglia One offshore wind project.
The port, owned by Associated British Ports (ABP), has been selected to be the home of the wind farm.
SPR, part of Spain's Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE), has contracted NRS Group to design and build an operations and maintenance (O&M) building at land adjacent to Hamilton Dock that SPR is leasing from ABP. The building will support the offshore construction of the wind farm and its operational lifespan.
ABP, meanwhile, has hired McLaughlin & Harvey to design and construct facilities to enable crew transfer vessels to operate from Hamilton Dock.
"Lowestoft is going to be the home of our windfarm for the next three decades, so it is pleasing to see construction work underway at the Port," said Charlie Jordan, SPR project director for East Anglia One. About 100 people will work full-time at the port following completion of the wind farm, according Jordan.
(GBP 1 = USD 1.374/EUR 1.127)