Vattenfall eyes Yarmouth base

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Vattenfall is in talks with Peel Ports to use Great Yarmouth as its operations base for the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard and 1.8GW Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farm projects.

The Swedish company estimates the investment in the port alone could secure up to 150 long-term wind farm technician jobs

Vattenfall and Peel Ports recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to continue negotiations on an exclusive basis.

Vattenfall project manager for Norfolk Vanguard Ruari Lean said: “We have found Peel Ports to be immensely helpful since we launched Norfolk Vanguard in 2016 and so we’re confident we will secure the right location at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth.

“That’s why we have cemented that relationship by agreeing an MoU last week. It’s clear to me that offshore wind promises real economic benefit to Norfolk.”

Peel Ports Great Yarmouth port director Richard Goffin said: “Vattenfall’s ambitions dovetail perfectly with our own vision for commercial ventures at the port, with the aim of bringing new jobs and business opportunities to the area.”

Source: renews.biz, 5 July 2017

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