[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Windfarm cables could come ashore at resort  

Credit:  By RICHARD CORNWELL, Felixstowe editor, Evening Star, www.eveningstar.co.uk 21 September 2011 ~~

Power cables from a massive new windfarm project may be brought ashore at Felixstowe.

Developers are looking at the possibility of tunnelling under the links golf course at Felixstowe Ferry and countryside in the Falkenham area to bring in the electricity from the project, which will be the UK’s second largest wind farm.

Town councillors were told that no decisions had been made yet – and consultation was still taking place.

Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) and Vattenfall – the team behind the East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm – hope to develop, build and generate up to 7,200 megawatts of electricity in the 6,000sq km zone off Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

The first phase of the scheme would be built about 25 miles off the north Suffolk coast, covering an area of 300 sq km and work is expected to start in 2015.

Chairman of the plans committee at Felixstowe Town Council, Andy Smith said the companies had visited the Town Hall to explain the project and how it might affect the Felixstowe peninsula.

He said they were looking at four cables coming ashore in the Felixstowe and Deben estuary area.

“The main areas they appear to be looking at at the moment are the golf course and Bawdsey, with the cables then heading towards the Kirton and Falkeham area,” he said.

“These high voltage cables would then have to take a route which joined up with the main network.”

The Orwell Bridge could not take the cables and so a path was being plotted through the countryside to reach a new sub station at Bramford, near Ipswich.

There would be 70km of undersea cables to reach the Suffolk coast and then 40km of underground cables to reach the new converter sub station.

Mr Smith said the council would have to wait until the planning application is submitted late next year to see final details of where the cables would come ashore and any dusruption or impact for the area.

Source:  By RICHARD CORNWELL, Felixstowe editor, Evening Star, www.eveningstar.co.uk 21 September 2011

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.