Vattenfall and Peel Ports have agreed to reserve space at Great Yarmouth harbour to site an operations base for the Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms.
The Swedish energy company has signed an agreement with Peel Ports that enables them to build a new operations base at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, if its applications for the wind farms are given the go-ahead by the Energy Secretary next year and in 2020. The base will be operational for at least 25 years.
The total combined installed capacity of both proposals is 3.6GW.
“It’s great to seal this deal with Peel Ports to reserve space for Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms,'' Ruari Lean, Vattenfall’s Project Manager for Norfolk Vanguard, said.
''Good for us of course, because we will have the ideal home for up to 150 skilled wind technicians looking after two wind farms which will be amongst the largest ever built. And good for Norfolk too, if built, as this major investment will send a strong signal to other businesses to consider investing in the County.”
This summer, Vattenfall submitted final proposals to the Planning Inspectorate for its Norfolk Vanguard project. Its sister project Norfolk Boreas will start its statutory consultation later this autumn.