FENLANDER: Offshore windfarms in the Wash bringing extra trade to Nene Ports

OFFSHORE windfarms that are taking shape in the Wash are bringing significant extra trade into Nene Ports.

Centrica’s Lincs windfarm is nearing completion and two others are in the pipeline.

Clinton Dorrington, the Harbour Master, said: “This has major benefits for Nene Ports. At the same time, we are also seeing more and more fishing vessels from King’s Lynn for essential maintenance.”

Councillor Chris Seaton, Fenland District Council’s deputy Leader and portfolio holder responsible for the Port, said: “These developments are bringing great opportunities and benefits for Wisbech and for Fenland as a whole. We are ideally located close to the Wash and it is not just the port that is benefiting from that.

“Increased use of our facilities brings more money into the town and there is also the potential for more jobs to be created here.”

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When complete, the Lincs windfarm is expected to produce enough low carbon power to meet the annual demand of 200,000 households.

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