UK-based wind turbine manufacturer 3sun Group has secured a new contract to support the construction stage of East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.
Featuring 102 turbines, East Anglia ONE is a £2.5bn wind farm project being developed by ScottishPower Renewables, with a capacity of 714MW.
The wind farm is located 43km from the Suffolk Coast in the southern North Sea and is anticipated to generate first power in 2019.
The wind farm will be fully operational in 2020 and will have the capacity to generate enough green energy to power around 600,000 homes in the region.
As per the terms of the £2.5m contract, 3sun Group will provide onshore and offshore services, training, supplying and maintaining all personal protection equipment (PPE), and waste management.
3sun chief executive officer Graham Hacon said: “This is one of the biggest single-site contracts we have ever had.
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“It will draw on our local knowledge and experience of the offshore renewables industry – using our pool of technicians, but will also create up to another 30 jobs from office workers to technicians.
“We know it was a very competitive tendering process and, after months of work towards the bid, 3sun is delighted to have been chosen as part of the 50pc of UK content for the project.”
3sun chief operations officer Stephen Rose will oversee the 28-month contract. The project’s workforce is expected to include candidates from the new East of England Offshore Wind Skills Centre at East Coast College’s Great Yarmouth campus.