About a fifth of the project’s 102 Siemens Gamesa SWT 7.0-154 turbines were installed after the UK went into lockdown in mid-March, the developer added.
To protect workers, the developer used a higher number of smaller vessels than it would have used before the pandemic, created crew ‘households’ who lived and worked together at all times, and minimised crew changes.
It also carried out testing onsite and observed social distancing during construction of the 714MW East Anglia ONE East Anglia ONE (714MW) Offshoreoff Suffolk, England, UK, Europe Click to see full details wind farm.
Charlie Jordan, East Anglia One project director at ScottishPower Renewables, said: “Reaching this point was always going to be an extremely important moment for us – heralding the start of full production of green energy from a major site that will play a real part in the UK’s path to 'Net Zero'.
"What has made it even more incredible is the determination and tenacity of our team, who have worked tirelessly to deliver this significant technical project amidst an unprecedented pandemic, which none of us could have planned for.”