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First foundations installed at £2.5bn East Anglia One offshore wind farm

PUBLISHED: 12:07 13 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:27 13 June 2018

The first jacket foundations on the East Anglia One wind farm being installed by Van Oord. Picture: Van Oord.

The first jacket foundations on the East Anglia One wind farm being installed by Van Oord. Picture: Van Oord.

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The first of the jacket foundations for the East Anglia One wind farm’s 102 turbines has been installed off the coast of Suffolk.

The three-legged structure was fitted by Dutch contractor Van Oord for developer ScottishPower Renewables.

The foundations will be installed at depths of down to 55 metres in the Southern North Sea and, when complete, East Anglia one will have the largest number of three-legged foundations ever installed in a wind farm.

Project director Daan Makkink said: “This project makes our expertise in the installation of foundations even broader. So far only a handful of wind farms have been constructed on jacket foundations. Their number will increase in the years ahead because the ideal locations for wind farms built on monopiles – shallow waters with a relatively flat, firm seabed – are filling up fast.”

The 714MW project, located 45km southeast of Lowestoft, will generate enough energy to power the equivalent of up to 500,000 homes when it is fully operational in 2020.

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