ScottishPower Renewables, a subsidiary of Spanish energy firm Iberdrola, has begun construction of the 1.4GW East Anglia III (EA III) offshore wind farm in the UK.
Located offshore from the Suffolk coast, the facility will be part of a 3.3GW macro-complex called the East Anglia Hub, which will involve a €7.7bn ($7.9bn) investment.
The wind power plant will generate enough electricity to meet the power demands of 1.3 million homes and support the UK Government’s target to install 50GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.
ScottishPower Renewables East Anglia Hub offshore managing director Ross Ovens said: “Net-zero climate change ambitions, energy security and the rising cost of living all point to the need for speed in delivering a greener, more self-sufficient future.
“Starting construction on EA THREE takes us one step closer to that reality and it’s great to see that happen so soon after the project’s success in Allocation Round Four.
“It’s a really exciting time for us and for the East of England.”
For the EA III project, ScottishPower Renewables will initially focus on building the onshore converter station at Bramford in Suffolk.