EAST ANGLIA HUB OFFSHORE WIND COMPLEX
East Anglia Hub: our biggest offshore wind project worldwide
Iberdrola group is going to build a macro offshore wind complex in UK waters, the East Anglia Hub. This undertaking will see the combining of three projects capable of delivering a total installed capacity of 3,100 MW: East Anglia One North, East Anglia Two and East Anglia Three. The works, which represent an investment of GBP 6,500 billion, are to commence in 2022 and are expected to take four years.
North Sea (United Kingdom)
Total installed capacity
GBP 6.5 billion
Start of construction works
East Anglia Hub
offshore wind complex
Iberdrola group — through its UK subsidiary, ScottishPower Renewables — is to develop the East Anglia Hub, a macro offshore wind complex to deliver a combined installed capacity of 3,100 MW. The investment cost will amount to approximately GBP 6.5 billion.
Destined to become the company's biggest offshore wind project worldwide, it will encompass three developments Iberdrola already has in its portfolio in the East Anglia area, specifically, in the southern area of the North Sea: East Anglia One North, East Anglia Two and East Anglia Three. The offshore wind farms will be developed in parallel by means of a continuous installation program to take advantage of economies of scale.
East Anglia Three [PDF] — with an installed capacity of 1,400 MW — will be located 69 km off the Norfolk coast, near the London metropolitan area. This first project has already been granted planning permission, while all the requisite documentation for the other two — which together amount to a further 1,700 MW — has already been submitted for approval. Site work is scheduled to commence in 2022 and is expected to take four years.
Project financing comes from British government contracts and private agreements. The main project suppliers could well be announced over the next 10 months.
This development will see Iberdrola become one of the major offshore wind operators in the United Kingdom. The company is building another offshore wind farm in the same area of the North Sea, East Anglia ONE. Scheduled to come into service in the first half of 2020, it will supply some 630,000 English homes with power via its 714 MW installed capacity.