Media statement: Reaction to announcement by Vattenfall and Peel Ports Great Yarmouth
Sheila Oxtoby, chief executive of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: "This fantastic announcement from Vattenfall and Peel Ports Great Yarmouth reflects huge confidence in Great Yarmouth's strengths as England's established offshore energy capital: our Outer Harbour, extensive, skilled supply chain, and our ideal location.
"Together representing multi-billion-pound projects, Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas will be two of the world's largest offshore wind farms and having Vattenfall's operations and maintenance base in Great Yarmouth will help to support jobs and growth in the local supply chain for years to come.
"The borough council has worked closely with Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, with excellent support from the County Council, to maximise the opportunities for Great Yarmouth across the energy sector. Therefore this exciting announcement is exactly the news we were hoping for and we will continue to work hard in supporting Peel Ports and the wider sector.
"Great Yarmouth is at the forefront of £39bn energy investment over the next 20 years. With Statoil already servicing the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm from its UK Wind Energy Centre on the river port, and the Outer Harbour serving as the assembly and installation port for both East Anglia ONE and Galloper offshore wind farms, Great Yarmouth has a growing reputation as an offshore wind hub."