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Offshore wind farm

Crown Estate offers up 7GW through Round 4

By | September 19, 2019

The Crown Estate has today (19 September 2019) officially launched Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4, opening up the potential for at least 7 GW of new seabed rights for offshore wind development in the waters around England and Wales. With the potential to meet the electricity needs of over six million homes, Round 4’s launch…

Consent for East Anglia One

First power for East Anglia ONE

By | September 12, 2019

The East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm has generated its first power, taking a step towards completion. The first of the 102  Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 turbines to begin generating power is known as WTG E19, and exported power to the  onshore substation at Burstall, near Bramford in Suffolk.

Offshore Energy

Energy Zone team gears up to showcase expertise at major international event

By TimPb | August 5, 2019

The scale of current and planned energy projects on the East Coast of England will be highlighted at a major international exhibition and conference this autumn.

Offshore wind farm

Latest offshore wind tender will promote innovation

By TimPb | July 30, 2019

Innovation is being rewarded with extra discounts in the next round of offshore wind farm bids of the UK coastline. Seabed landlord The Crown Estate has announced the tender process for Round 4 of Offshore Wind Leasing.

Thames Pipeline, Bacton gas terminal, Independent Oil and Gas

Bacton gas site deal reinforces region’s energy hub role

By TimPb | July 24, 2019

A “key step” to unlocking a major new gas production project off the Norfolk coast has been announced. And it means potential supply chain opportunities for local companies further down the line.

EEEGR chief executive Simon Gray presenting on the EEEZ stand. (pic EEEZ)

Going Dutch to sell offshore energy services

By TimPb | June 19, 2019

Companies in East Anglia’s growing offshore energy sector have a subsidised chance to showcase their services at a major event in the Netherlands this autumn. But spaces and time are running out to grab a share of a stand being hosted by the East of England Energy Zone (EEEZ) in a new initiative.

Esmee Thornton EEEGR SNS

Call for energy industry to engage earlier with future workforce

By | June 3, 2019

Urgent action is needed across the growing energy industry to work with younger students to secure the skilled and diverse future workforce it needs. Offshore wind, oil and gas and nuclear leaders are making a united call to work together to build a multi-skilled mobile workforce that could flow between the different sectors.

East of England Energy Hub

ABP launches consultation on Lowestoft Master Plan

By | May 28, 2019

Associated British Ports (ABP), owner and operator of the Port of Lowestoft, has launched a consultation on the Port of Lowestoft Master Plan, a document that sets out ABP’s future vision for growth and development at the port from now until 2036. It has also invited stakeholders to have their say on the port’s future.

EEEGR SNS 2019

Flagship SNS energy event to expand next year

By | May 28, 2019

A flagship event for the Southern North Sea which attracted 1,200 people from across the energy industry is to expand next year. Operators, developers, supply chain companies, skills and training providers and schools and colleges took part in the record-breaking SNS2019, organised by the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) to showcase the eastern region’s…

East Anglia ONE

East Anglia ONE remains on schedule

By | May 16, 2019

Charlie Jordan, East Anglia ONE Project Director for ScottishPower Renewables (SPR), gave an update on the construction of the East Anglia ONEoffshore wind farm at the Southern North Sea Conference & Exhibition today (16 May 2019). Located in the North Sea, about 34 kilometres off the coast of Suffolk, the project is expected to meet…