Manor Renewable Energy to power wind farm

Manor Renewable Energy Manor Renewable Energy will provide generators, personnel and vessels to enable the installation of turbines at East Anglia ONE. Credit: Manor Renewable Energy

Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has signed a contract with Siemens Gamesa (SGRE) to provide the full temporary power package of generators, personnel and vessels during the turbine installation phase of the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.

The project will comprise of 102 Siemens SWT-7.0-154 type turbines, providing a total 714MW capacity.

MRE director, Toby Mead, commented: “With our temporary power provision for SGRE on the Galloper, Rentel and Beatrice projects over the last 24 months, we have gained a wealth of experience from working together and we are looking forward to continuing that relationship on the East Anglia ONE project; this project is key, not only to those parties involved, but to the UK offshore wind industry as a whole.”

2020 completion

Located in the North Sea around 4km off the coast of Lowestoft, UK, the East Anglia ONE wind farm, a joint project between ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall Wind Power, is due for completion in 2020.

An offshore substation platform and its foundations are being built to collect the electricity from the turbines and transform it to a form suitable for transfer to shore.

Two seabed export cables, each around 73 km in length, will transfer the electricity to shore.

A landfall site with onshore transition pits will connect the offshore and onshore cables at Bawdsey, Suffolk.

Underground cables to transfer the electricity will be laid from Bawdsey, under the River Deben and around Ipswich to a new onshore converter station at Burstall, near Bramford. The substation will connect the wind farm to the National Grid.

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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