Great News for Great Yarmouth as Vattenfall announces Peel Ports GY Port as the preferred bidder for the operation and maintenance contract for Vattenfall’s Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone.
Councillor Carl Smith, leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said:
‘’Great Yarmouth Borough Council is delighted that Vattenfall has chosen the town’s port as the preferred location for its offshore wind zone Operations and Maintenance base. We have worked hard to support our partners, Peel Ports – which runs the port in Great Yarmouth – to provide a compelling case as to why the port and wider South Denes offshore energy zone provides the ideal location for Vattenfall.
“This Operations and Maintenance base has the potential to play a key role in delivering our forward thinking regeneration strategy for the town, its residents and businesses. It will deliver new, highly skilled jobs for the offshore wind sector as renewables continue to play an ever increasingly important role in the energy mix and the economic development of the UK.
‘’Great Yarmouth is uniquely placed to be able to meet the requirements of the sector with its close proximity to the southern North Sea and this announcement is excellent news for the town.’’
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