Date: May 18
Iberdrola formalized one of the largest contracts in its history for a value of 1,500 million euros, for the construction of 95 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm, the second largest in the world.
The 95 turbines, of 14.7 MW each, will have a combined capacity of 1,400 MW renewables, enough to supply 1.3 million British homes.
“The size and ambition of this project are yet another example of Iberdrola’s commitment to decarbonisation and energy security around the world, through large renewable infrastructures such as the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm, capable of generating economic activity at throughout its entire supply chain and generate thousands of jobs”, assured the president of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán.
“This clearly demonstrates our drive and determination to transition towards a clean, efficient and self-sufficient energy model, capable of responding to the main current challenges,” Galán reiterated.
East Anglia Three is being built in the southern North Sea, 69km from Great Yarmouth. The project will create more than 2,300 jobs during the two years of construction and more than 100 in operation and maintenance tasks throughout the entire useful life of the wind farm.
The UK subsidiary has already signed contracts worth almost £70m with UK companies for the East Anglia Three and it is estimated that the company will invest almost €2.3bn -£2bn- in the UK to support the construction and exploitation of East Anglia throughout the life of the project.
East Anglia Three will be added to the six Iberdrola offshore wind farms already operational or under construction. The group has already commissioned the West of Duddon Sands facilities (195 MW), in the Irish Sea; Wikinger (350 MW) in German waters of the Baltic Sea; and East Anglia ONE.
Source: Review Energy