First turbine up at 714-MW East Anglia One offshore wind farm
ScottishPower Renewables celebrates first turbine being installed for East Anglia One windfarm. Image by: ScottishPower Renewables
The first of 102 Siemens Gamesa turbines that will make up the 714-MW East Anglia One offshore wind farm in the UK has been successfully installed.
The installation of the first 7-MW machine marks the beginning of the final phase of the project’s construction, developer ScottishPower Renewables, part of Spain's Iberdrola (BME:IBE), said on Tuesday.
The GBP-2.5-billion (USD 3.2bn/EUR 2.8bn) wind farm, being installed 43 km (26.7 miles) off the Suffolk coast, will be able to generate electricity for over 630,000 homes annually, once completed. The project is the first one of four ScottishPower Renewables is developing in the region.
A “significant amount” of East Anglia One’s turbine components, including blades, tower sections and nacelles, have been fabricated locally as part of ScottishPower Renewables’ commitment to spend over 50% of the project investment in the UK. The fiberglass turbine blades were manufactured by Siemens Gamesa at its Hull factory, while some of the towers are being produced in Scotland by CSWind UK.
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