ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) has confirmed it’s working with Seaway 7 on a transportation and installation preferred bidder agreement for its East Anglia THREE offshore windfarm, subject to securing a final investment decision.
One of the three offshore windfarms that will make up the East Anglia HUB off the coast of Suffolk, East Anglia THREE’s potential 1,400 MW capacity will be enough to generate enough clean, green electricity to power up to 1.3 million homes.
The proposed scope of work for Seaway 7 – a global leader in the delivery of fixed offshore wind projects – include the transport and installation of 95 monopile foundations, associated seabed preparation and scour protection, along with the engineering, supply and installation of the inner-array cables.
Ross Ovens, SPR’s East Anglia HUB Project Director, said: “Getting more homegrown, green electricity on to the Grid as quickly as possible is more important than ever and we look forward to working with partners like Seaway 7 to deliver East Anglia THREE and realise all the benefits it will bring for local people and communities, the supply chain and the environment.
“We’ve already seen what this means in practice – thanks to the success of our East Anglia ONE windfarm – and ensuring we have all the building blocks in place means we will be able to hit the ground running to deliver the first of our HUB projects and create a cleaner, greener and better future, quicker.”
Stuart Fitzgerald, CEO Seaway 7, said: “We are pleased to support ScottishPower Renewables to progress the East Anglia THREE project. Seaway 7 are looking forward to bringing over 10 years’ of offshore wind experience to one of the world’s largest offshore wind complexes, representing a significant contribution to the UK’s renewable target.”