EAST ANGLIA THREE

The last great offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom

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The company will build the most ambitious wind farm in British waters carried out by a Spanish company in the history of renewable energy.

Wikinger offshore wind farm.Wikinger offshore wind farm.

Through its British subsidiary, ScottishPower Renewables, Iberdrola has received the approval of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom (BEIS) to start-up this offshore wind farm, which will have an installed power of up to 1,200 megawatts (MW).

The new project joins the one already being developed by the company in the same area: East Anglia ONE, with 714 MW of capacity. Therefore, the future East Anglia wind farm will reach a total power capacity of 2,000 MW, becoming one of the largest renewable energy installations in the world.

East Anglia THREE will be located 69 kilometres off the Norfolk coast, close to the London metropolitan area, and shall supply electricity to approximately one million British homes. The aim is to start on the construction work in 2022 and start production in 2025.

The installation will cover an area of up to 305 square kilometres and will require the assembly of between 100 and 120 wind turbines to generate the total capacity. The company is expected to install state-of-the-art wind turbines, the largest and most efficient on the market, with a height of up to 247 metres, equivalent to two and a half times the size of Big Ben.

 

East Anglia THREE.#RRSSEast Anglia THREE.

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An unprecedented electrical infrastructure

East Anglia THREE will have:

  • Four offshore substations.
  • An offshore platform that shall host the operational centre and offices.
  • Up to four underwater cables to export energy from the wind farm to the coast.
  • An onshore substation, located in the county of Suffolk, to connect the wind farm to the grid of National Grid.

Iberdrola has made strong investments in offshore wind power as one of the keys to its future.

East Anglia is another of a long list of global offshore wind farms, both operational and being developed, which include: West of Duddon Sands (United Kingdom), Wikinger (Germany), Saint Brieuc (France) and the area known as Kitty Hawk off the coast of North Carolina (USA).

 Wikinger Project

 Offshore wind power