London Array, a massive offshore wind farm in the Thames, will be the world’s largest once it its completed. But now the project has got some competition from within the UK.
Another offshore wind farm project in UK has moved a step forward with the submission of a planning application for a gigantic 1.2GW development off the coast of Anglia.
According to Business Green report, this massive plan is a joint venture of East Anglia Offshore Wind (EAOW), and the Swedish utility Vattenfall and Iberdrola-owned ScottishPower.
If the project gets approval from the Planning Inspectorate, then it would be the world’s biggest offshore wind farm.
The whole project would produce enough power for over 770,000 homes and create around 2,700 jobs during its construction phase says Andy Paine, the EAOW programme director.
He also added that the project will boost the East Anglian economy by £500m for the period of the construction.
The wind farm would feature up to 325 wind turbines, three offshore collector stations, and two offshore converter stations.
If granted approval, the project could start in 2016 and will be completed by 2018.
If the project succeeds then East Anglia Offshore Wind (EAOW) could make a significant contribution to the UK’s government carbon reduction steps and will bring an economic boost in that area.