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A brand new venture set to energy 1.3 million UK properties is being constructed this 12 months, with the funding set to create “thousands of jobs”.

ScottishPower introduced the venture in 2023, with work as a result of begin later this 12 months. The venture – East Anglia Three – will see an offshore wind farm constructed off the Norfolk coast.

Over 2,300 jobs are anticipated to consequence from the development, with an finish date of 2026. The 95 flagship 14.7MW generators could have a mixed capability of 1,400MW, producing sufficient inexperienced vitality to fulfill the annual demand of 1.3 million properties.

The venture has been awarded £1.3billion, with the intention of offering households with cheaper, renewable vitality.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak known as the venture an “encouraging investment for the UK”. He stated: “I am delighted that ScottishPower and Iberdrola are investing in the UK – creating thousands of jobs and crucially helping millions of families keep their homes warm with cheaper, renewable energy.”

East Anglia Three shall be constructed within the Southern North Sea, 69km offshore from Great Yarmouth on the Norfolk coast and is a part of the East Anglia zone.

The venture will assist over 2,300 jobs through the two-year development interval and over 100 roles in operation and upkeep over the lifetime of the wind farm.

ScottishPower has already positioned contracts value practically £70million with UK firms for EA3 and it’s estimated that the corporate will make investments over £2billion throughout the UK to assist the development and operation of East Anglia all through the venture’s lifetime.

Energy Security Secretary Grant Shapps stated: “The UK is a world leader in offshore-wind, being home to the four largest wind farms in the world, which make a crucial contribution to our energy security and independence, powering more of Britain from Britain.

“Today’s £1.3billion funding from Iberdrola is testomony to that, serving as a vote of confidence within the UK’s inexperienced economic system and creating 1000’s of jobs.”

Iberdrola Executive Chairman, Ignacio Galán, said: “The scale and ambition of this funding will assist UK’s dedication to internet zero and vitality safety.

“East Anglia Three offshore wind farm will bring homegrown green electricity to the grid for 1.3 million homes.

“And, as a part of the East Anglia Hub tasks, it would additionally ship billions of kilos of funding and assist 1000’s of jobs within the East of England and throughout the UK”.

A spokesperson confirmed to that work could be starting later this 12 months, with an finish date set for 2026.