Offshore Project Progress - 27 May

EUROPE: Recent project progress from ScottishPower Renewables' 1.2GW East Anglia Three as it begins on the planning process, Eneco's Norther site and the Burbo Bank Extension in the Irish Sea.

Seacat Services is providing four crew transfer vessels to Dong Energy's Burbo Bank Extension
Seacat Services is providing four crew transfer vessels to Dong Energy's Burbo Bank Extension

East Anglia Three

Planning process: The Planning Inspectorate's examination of East Anglia Three will commence next month, with the preliminary meeting arranged for 28 June.

Iberdola-owned ScottishPower Renewables is planning to build the 1.2GW project in the North Sea off eastern England. 25-May



Loan considered: The European Investment Bank (EIB) is considering Eneco's application for a €450m loan for Norther.

The 370MW project is a joint venture between Eneco and Elicio and planned for a site in the Belgian North Sea.

The EIB is helping to fund the construction phase of the 588MW Beatrice offshore project in Scotland, which achieved a final investment decision this week. 25-May


Burbo Bank Extension

Charter commences: With offshore construction about to commence, Seacat Services has begun operations at the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension project in Liverpool Bay.

It will be providing four crew transfer vessels – Seacat Defender, Seacat Volunteer, Seacat Vigilant and Seacat Endeavour – to support the installation of turbines and the offshore transmission infrastructure.

Dong Energy has chartered the vessels for periods of three to 11 months.

The project is expected online in 2017. 26-May


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