The largest yet renewables project in England and Wales, the project is sited some 43 km off the Suffolk coast and will feature up to 240 offshore turbines, 37 km of onshore cable and a new converter station at Bramford.
Technical teams across RSK have been involved in this high-profile project for the last three and a half years.
RSK was initially commissioned to undertake the full environmental impact assessment for all onshore aspects of the project, but additional in-house capabilities were called on and included providing detailed geotechnical investigations for all the major road and river crossings and engineering support, and highway design associated with access requirements.
Following the successful publication of the environmental statement, the RSK team assisted with the ongoing consultations with local communities and statutory stakeholders, which resulted in agreed statements of common ground, before making presentations at the public hearings on behalf of the client.
RSK is now seeking to assist Vattenfall and ScottishPower Renewables with the discharge of all the pre-construction planning conditions and associated environmental commitments. It is likely that onshore construction could begin in 2017 followed by offshore work in 2018, first power generation in 2019 and full operation in late 2020.
East Anglia ONE is the first of six potential renewable projects for the East Anglia zone.
For more information, please contact Wendy Hogben.