Wind Energy – Port of Great Yarmouth
Vattenfall has announced that the port at Great Yarmouth, run by infrastructure specialists, Peel Ports, is the preferred location for the operations and maintenance base for the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone.
When completed, Vattenfall’s Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone will be able to power around 4.6m homes making it one of the largest offshore wind zones in the world.
Approximately 130 new, green-collar jobs would be created with staff directly employed for the lifetime of the project which is around 35 years. Recruitment for the new jobs should begin in 2026 and last for around two years.
Competition was fierce to secure the agreement with an excellent bid from Lowestoft and Associated British Ports. With both ports offering excellent services it is clear that East Anglia’s potential as a superpower of offshore wind is secure.