The Marine Management Organisation has given consent for the Associated British Ports’ GBP 25 million development of the Lowestoft Eastern Energy Facility (LEEF) for offshore wind at the Port of Lowestoft, UK.
Following East Suffolk Council’s approval for the land-side elements, ABP has the necessary permissions to progress the development.
The LEEF development will create more quayside space, and deeper water allowing for three O&M vessels to use the berth simultaneously, as well as new offices and additional facilities for crew transfer vessels.
Andrew Harston, Regional Director, ABP said: ”At ABP, we are proud to be investing boldly in infrastructure to enable the UK’s strategy for decarbonisation and the use of renewable and clean energy. With over 30 years’ experience in providing O&M for the offshore wind industry, we are proud to play our part in supporting its rapid growth. Not only will our LEEF development support the increased production of more renewable, clean energy but it will also bring hundreds of new jobs, investment and interest in the region.”
ABP said it remains fully committed to supporting the growth of the offshore wind industry, and the local economy, and looks forward to beginning the work on the state-of-the-art facilities at Lowestoft in 2022.