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    Iberdrola begins construction of East Anglia Three offshore wind farm in United Kingdom


    August 15, 2022 - Contify Energy News

     

      Iberdrola has begun construction in the United Kingdom of the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm, which will have a capacity of 1,400 megawatts (MW), enough to supply clean energy to 1.3 million homes, more than the populations of Liverpool and Glasgow together. This new facility, located off the Norfolk coast near the London metropolitan area, will form part of the East Anglia Hub macro-complex , alongside future East Antlia One North and East Anglia Two developments. This hub constitutes the largest initiative of this technology of the Iberdrola group in the world and will involve an investment of 6,500 million pounds (about 7,700 million euros) for the installation of 3,000 MW, which means covering 6% of the objective of 50 GW of offshore wind power set by the UK government for 2030.

      Key Highlights:

      * The new park is also added to the one already operated by the company through its subsidiary ScottishPower in the same area, called East Anglia One, with 714 MW, capable of producing renewable energy for 630,000 British homes.

      * East Anglia Three will cover an area of ??up to 305 square kilometers and will require the installation of more than a hundred new generation wind turbines, which will have a height of up to 247 meters, the equivalent of two and a half times the size of Big Ben (96 meters ).

      * The 476 MW park, called Baltic Eagle, will be able to cover the demand of 475,000 homes and avoid the emission of almost one million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.

      Original Press Release:

      Aug. 11 -- Iberdrola issued the following news release:

      - The facility, which will go into production in 2026, will generate enough clean energy to supply 1.3 million British homes

      - The park will form part of a 3,300 MW macro-complex, called East Anglia Hub, which will involve an investment of 7,700 million euros

      Iberdrola has begun construction in the United Kingdom of the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm, which will have a capacity of 1,400 megawatts (MW), enough to supply clean energy to 1.3 million homes, more than the populations of Liverpool and Glasgow together.

      This new facility, located off the Norfolk coast near the London metropolitan area, will form part of the East Anglia Hub macro-complex , alongside future East Antlia One North and East Anglia Two developments. This hub constitutes the largest initiative of this technology of the Iberdrola group in the world and will involve an investment of 6,500 million pounds (about 7,700 million euros) for the installation of 3,000 MW, which means covering 6% of the objective of 50 GW of offshore wind power set by the UK government for 2030.

      The new park is also added to the one already operated by the company through its subsidiary ScottishPower in the same area, called East Anglia One, with 714 MW, capable of producing renewable energy for 630,000 British homes.

      The construction works for this plant, which is expected to go into production in 2026, have started with ground work. The initial phase will focus on the installation in the county of Suffolk, in collaboration with Siemens and Aker Solutions, of the land substation that will connect the park with the National Grid electricity network and on the routing of the cable, awarded to NKT.

      East Anglia Three will cover an area of ??up to 305 square kilometers and will require the installation of more than a hundred new generation wind turbines, which will have a height of up to 247 meters, the equivalent of two and a half times the size of Big Ben (96 meters ).

      This large electrical infrastructure will also have four marine substations, a marine platform that will house the accommodation of the operations and four submarine cables for the export to the coast of the energy produced by the wind farm, located 69 kilometers offshore.

      The construction of the East Anglia hub will provide a significant boost to the supply chain related to the UK and European offshore wind industry and will create up to 7,000 jobs.

      THE COMPANY'S SEVENTH OFFSHORE WIND FARM IN THE WORLD

      East Anglia Three will become the company's seventh offshore wind farm in operation. 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.

      The company also currently has three other large offshore facilities under construction. In France, the installation of what will be its first large offshore wind farm in this country is progressing, Saint-Brieuc, which, with almost 500 MW of capacity and an investment of 2,500 euros, will generate enough clean energy to satisfy electricity consumption of 835,000 people, once it comes into operation in 2023.

      In the United States, Iberdrola is building, with an investment of some 2,500 million euros, what will be the first commercial-scale wind farm in the country, Vineyard Wind 1 (806 MW), off the coast of the state of Massachusetts. This facility will be able to meet the energy needs of more than 400,000 homes and will prevent the emission of more than 1.6 million tons of CO2 per year.

      In Germany, the group has begun to build its second major offshore wind initiative in the country, after Wikinger. The 476 MW park, called Baltic Eagle, will be able to cover the demand of 475,000 homes and avoid the emission of almost one million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. The company also plans to develop a third marine project in this area: Windanker (300 MW). Together, the three renewable facilities will give rise to the largest offshore wind complex in the Baltic Sea, with a total installed capacity of 1,100 MW and a joint investment of approximately 3,500 million euros.

      OFFSHORE WIND, KEY TO IBERDROLA'S GROWTH

      Just as the Iberdrola group was a pioneer in promoting onshore wind power more than two decades ago, the company today leads the development of offshore wind power, one of the keys to the company's growth, for which it began its commitment a already 15 years.

      Thus, of the 7,000 MW of wind power that it currently has under construction or insured with long-term contracts (PPA), more than 5,500 MW (78.5%) correspond to marine projects. This technology has already provided 30% of the group's new installed capacity at the end of the first half.

      Focused on countries with ambitious renewable targets, the company has an important portfolio of projects in Germany, Japan, Sweden, Ireland, Poland, Taiwan and the Philippines, the United States and the United Kingdom. In the coming years, Iberdrola will make investments worth around 30,000 million euros worldwide with the aim of reaching 12,000 MW of offshore wind power in operation by 2030.

      Disclaimer: The Above Content is Auto-Translated

      Source: Iberdrola

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