Sutton Bridge port plan to assist DONG Energy’s offshore wind installation

Wind turbines like these will be installed on Race Bank.
Wind turbines like these will be installed on Race Bank.
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C.Ro Ports Sutton Bridge is seeking planning consent for the installation of a pontoon, portable cabin office accommodation and containers linked to DONG Energy’s offshore wind turbine development.

DONG, formerly Danish Oil and Natural Gas, plans to site 91 turbines on Race Bank, some 16.8 miles off Blakeney Point in Norfolk and 17.4 miles off Chapel St Leonards.

The energy company intends to make a single breach in the sea defence at Sutton Bridge for a cable to bring the electricity generated ashore.

A design and access statement submitted to South Holland District Council on behalf of C.Ro Ports Sutton Bridge says the pontoon is needed for the loading of specialised boats in connection with the offshore development.

It also says up to 80 personnel will be stationed at the port for the duration of DONG Energy’s contracts – the workforce will stay in bed and breakfast accommodation locally and work in shifts.

A similar development was given consent for Centrica.

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