Green energy developer, ScottishPower has formalised a £1.3 billion contract with Siemens Gamesa for East Anglia Three offshore windfarm, in what the company says is its “biggest ever contract award.”
The wind farm, consisting of 95 14.7MW wind turbines will have a combined capacity of 1.4GW.
The site will be constructed in the Southern North Sea, 69km away from Great Yarmouth on the Norfolk coast.
The two-year construction of the wind farm will also support more than 2,300 jobs according to the company and over 100 jobs in its operation and maintenance.
“This is the highest value contract ever awarded by ScottishPower and it clearly demonstrates our drive and determination to decarbonise the UK,” said Keith Anderson, chief executive at ScottishPower.
“Our agreement with Siemens Gamesa is a massive step forward for East Anglia Three, a project that has been more than 13 years in the making. We are now finalising our other contractual commitments so we can all achieve the clean energy future we want – and need.”
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak added: “I am delighted that ScottishPower is investing in the UK – creating thousands of jobs and crucially helping millions of families keep their homes warm with cheaper, renewable energy.
“Encouraging investment in the UK is at the heart of our economic plan and we have one of the most competitive business tax regimes in the world. Our Spring Budget goes even further by enabling businesses including ScottishPower to write off the full cost of equipment and machinery in the first year they invest.”