Onshore construction kicks off for ScottishPower Renewables' 1.3-GW East Anglia Three
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ScottishPower Renewables, a unit of Spanish utility Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE), on Thursday said it has launched onshore construction works for its 1.4-GW East Anglia Three offshore wind farm in UK waters.
To be located off the Suffolk coast, East Anglia Three will be one of the three wind farms that will create the East Anglia Hub. The mega-complex, which calls for an investment of some GBP 6.5 billion (USD 7.9bn/EUR 7.7bn), will also comprise the 800-MW East Anglia One North and the 900-MW East Anglia Two projects.
East Anglia Three is the second project ScottishPower Renewables is developing in the East Anglia Zone. Construction works will initially focus on the installation of the onshore converter station in Suffolk, together with Siemens Energy and Aker Solutions. NKT will be in charge of the required cable network.
The future wind farm will be equipped with 100-120 turbines. Last month ScottishPower Renewables won a 15-year contract for difference (CfD) for the scheme at a strike price of GBP 37.35 (USD 44.58/EUR 44.08) per MWh.
Once up and running, the East Anglia Hub is expected to generate enough electricity to supply around 1.3 million homes.
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