The final turbine to complete a wind farm off the East Anglian coast has been installed. Since June 2019, a total of 102 turbines have been built at the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm, which lies 43km off the Suffolk coast. Once fully operational, the ScottishPower Renewables and Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) £2.5bn installation will produce 714 megawatts of clean energy a year – enough to power more than 630,000 homes. All the turbines’ components were pre-assembled and loaded out from Peel Ports in Great Yarmouth after ScottishPower Renewables co-invested £5m in it so that it could carry out the construction work. The turbine components consist of 75 metre fibre glass blades, tower sections and turbine heads, known as nacelles.
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