|24 February 2016|

UK

ScottishPower Renewables has given the go ahead for one of the world’s largest offshore windfarms.

The East Anglia ONE project, set to be fully operational by 2020, will power the equivalent of half a million homes or the majority of the households in Suffolk and Norfolk.

Charlie Jordan, ScottishPower Renewables East Anglia ONE project director, said: “East Anglia ONE will deliver substantial environmental benefits for the UK, it will stimulate considerable UK investment, and it will support thousands of jobs.

“Offshore wind has proven itself as a technology that works, and the more offshore wind capacity we have in the UK, the more secure our energy supplies will be.

“East Anglia has some of the best conditions anywhere in the world for the development of offshore wind, and we are fully committed to the region, with future developments already in the pipeline.

“ScottishPower Renewables is leading the way with its approach of actively working towards a target of at least 50% UK supply chain content over the lifetime of the East Anglia ONE project. We have already worked with a wide range of companies across East Anglia and we look forward to working with many more.”