Spain-based power firm Iberdrola, via its arm ScottishPower Renewables, has started the construction of 1400 MW East Anglia 3 offshore wind plant. The initial works involve deployment of the onshore substation in Suffolk, in partnership with Aker Solutions and Siemens Energy. The EUR 7.7 bn ($7.9 bn) facility is being positioned off the coast of Norfolk, near the London metropolitan area, in the UK, occupying an area of almost 305 sq km km. It would be launched by 2025. It is being made as part of the 3.3 GW macro-complex, named East Anglia Hub, alongside the East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two developments. The East Anglia 3 unit will provide sufficient power for 1.3 M households with green electricity. It is set to include over 100 new generation wind turbines, measuring up to 247 m high. Moreover, it becomes the Iberdrola's seventh offshore wind plant in operation, following the 350 MW Wikinger in German waters of the Baltic Sea, 195 MW West of Duddon Sands in the Irish Sea, and East Anglia ONE. The onshore substation will link the park to the National Grid electricity grid, while the cable route will be deployed by Danish cables company NKT. The East Anglia hub project will significantly boost the offshore wind supply chain in the UK and Europe and create up to 7000 jobs. Original Source: NS Energy, http://www.nsenergybusiness.com.