Suffolk County Council
Partner name: Suffolk County Council
Address: OrbisEnergy, Wilde Street, Lowestoft, NR321HX, U.K.
Phone no.: +44 (0) 1502 509242
Main e-mail: David.Wood@resman.suffolkcc.gov.uk
Project responsibilities: Lead partner for Work Package 2, Business.
Partner name: Suffolk County Council
Address: OrbisEnergy, Wilde Street, Lowestoft, NR321HX, U.K.
Phone no.: +44 (0) 1502 509242
Main e-mail: David.Wood@resman.suffolkcc.gov.uk
Project responsibilities: Lead partner for Work Package 2, Business.
Regional information
Suffolk, in the East of England, is largely a rural county with a long North Sea coastline which includes the ports of Lowestoft (also the most easterly point in the UK), Ipswich, and the port of Felixstowe, the largest container port in the UK. Suffolk is also home to Sizewell nuclear power station and Adastral Park, British Telecom’s main research and development centre in the UK. Greater Gabbard is an offshore wind farm being built off the coast of Suffolk. It will be located around two sandbanks known as the Inner Gabbard and The Galloper. Construction work will begin in summer 2009 and on completion (expected 2011) it will be the world's largest offshore wind farm, powering more than 415,000 homes. Eastport is a new deep water harbour under construction, due for completion in 2009 in the neighbouring town of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Partner information
Suffolk County Council is the upper-tier authority in Suffolk, and has a strategic role to play in the Economic Development of the county, by working closely with the 7 District and Borough authorities in identifying and developing key projects to stimulate and develop key sectors.
Suffolk County Council is the upper-tier authority in Suffolk, and has a strategic role to play in the Economic Development of the county, by working closely with the 7 District and Borough authorities in identifying and developing key projects to stimulate and develop key sectors.
Reason for participating in POWER cluster
Energy is a key sector for Suffolk, with businesses within the industry spread out along the coastline, including oil and gas, nuclear, onshore and offshore wind. One project supported by Suffolk County Council is OrbisEnergy, a £9m project to create an enterprise hub for Renewable Energy businesses in Lowestoft. OrbisEnergy officially opened on 7th November 2008, and will house 30 small to medium enterprises, all engaged in the offshore renewable energy industry. OrbisEnergy is sited directly adjacent to the largest onshore wind turbine in the UK. By working closely with the East of England Development Agency, Waveney District Council, Renewables East and supported by European funding, the vision to turn Lowestoft into the UK hub for offshore renewables is on its way to becoming a reality. Suffolk County Council’s involvement in POWER and POWER Cluster, delivered by working closely with EEEGR, is further indication of the importance the authority places on developing, supporting and sustaining this key sector.
Energy is a key sector for Suffolk, with businesses within the industry spread out along the coastline, including oil and gas, nuclear, onshore and offshore wind. One project supported by Suffolk County Council is OrbisEnergy, a £9m project to create an enterprise hub for Renewable Energy businesses in Lowestoft. OrbisEnergy officially opened on 7th November 2008, and will house 30 small to medium enterprises, all engaged in the offshore renewable energy industry. OrbisEnergy is sited directly adjacent to the largest onshore wind turbine in the UK. By working closely with the East of England Development Agency, Waveney District Council, Renewables East and supported by European funding, the vision to turn Lowestoft into the UK hub for offshore renewables is on its way to becoming a reality. Suffolk County Council’s involvement in POWER and POWER Cluster, delivered by working closely with EEEGR, is further indication of the importance the authority places on developing, supporting and sustaining this key sector.