ScottishPower, a division of Iberdrola, has given Siemens Gamesa a $1.6 billion deal for the supply of wind turbines for its 1.4 GW East Anglia Three (EA3) offshore wind farm. According to the agreement, Siemens Gamesa will provide 95 wind turbines with a 14.7 MW power each for the wind farm that will be built in the Southern North Sea of the UK. EA3, which belongs to the East Anglia zone, is owned by ScottishPower. The project started onshore building in July 2022.
The facility will produce enough clean energy each year to power 1.3 million households in the UK. EA3 will eventually grow to be the second-largest wind farm in the world. The project is anticipated to support more than 2,300 jobs during the two-year construction phase. Over the course of the wind facility’s operation, more than 100 jobs are anticipated to be produced. Contracts totaling nearly $86.24 million have already been given by ScottishPower to UK-based companies. For the East Anglia project’s operation and construction, the company anticipates investing over $2.46 billion.
In August 2022, ScottishPower Renewables commenced construction on the 1.4 GW East Anglia III (EA III) offshore wind farm in the UK. The project would be part of the 3.3 GW East Anglia Hub macro-complex, which would involve $7.9 billion investment, and be situated offshore off the Suffolk coast. The wind power facility would help the UK government achieve its goal of installing 50 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 and would provide enough electricity to cover the needs of 1.3 million homes.