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Next generation wind farm will create thousands of skilled jobs in UK
As part of the UK Government’s new industrial strategy to deliver clean energy solutions, it has approved the East Anglia Three wind farm project which will be built off the coast of Suffolk on the east coast of England.
The wind farm is the second project from Scottish Power Renewables to be developed in the East Anglia zone and is expected to have an installed capacity of up to 1,200 megawatts generated by up to 172 turbines, which is enough to power 890,000 homes. The approval of the new wind farm will act as a ‘vote of confidence’ to the industry said RenewableUK, the renewable energy trade association.
Construction is expected to start in 2022, with the project creating thousands of skilled jobs over its 30 year lifetime.
Tony Harding, Team Leader for renewable energy, Matchtech comments
“This week’s announcement from the Government will strengthen the UK’s leading position in offshore wind. The need to meet future renewable energy and carbon emission targets has seen increased investment in offshore wind, with a resulting demand for skilled engineers within the sector. Scottish Power Renewables estimate that this project would support up to 4,800 jobs in the UK during the construction phase alone.”
You can read more on this story by viewing the full article on the Relocate Global website.
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