ScottishPower Renewables Bundles East Anglia Offshore Wind Trio
ScottishPower Renewables is planning to combine the East Anglia One North, East Anglia Two and East Anglia Three offshore wind projects into one single delivery program known as the East Anglia Hub.
The three projects will produce 3.1GW of renewable energy and will be procured together to leverage their scale with a continuous installation program, ScottishPower Renewables said.
The initial 1,400MW from East Anglia Three already has planning consent, while the planning applications for the further 1,700MW, split between East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two, have been submitted.
ScottishPower Renewables aims to begin construction in 2022 and anticipates a four-year construction period to complete the entire East Anglia Hub.
The overall investment required will be in the region of GBP 6.5 billion. The company plans to confirm the major suppliers within the next 10 months.
“With the strength of our renewable energy pipeline and our strong presence across the UK energy sector, we fully expect the East Anglia Hub to be a key part of the UK’s decarbonisation plans, regardless of whether that power will be sold via government backed contracts or private power sales arrangements,” said Jonathan Cole, Iberdrola’s Managing Director for Global Offshore Wind.
East Anglia Two is located some 37km off the Port of Lowestoft and covers an area of 218.4km2. Initial studies have indicated a potential generating capacity of up to 900MW.
With a capacity of up to 800MW, East Anglia One North is located 36km from its nearest point to the port at Lowestoft, covering an area of 208km2.
East Anglia Three covers an area of some 305km2 which is located circa 69km from the coast of Suffolk. This summer, the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) approved the increase in its maximum generating capacity from 1,200MW to 1,400MW