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Library image of Great Yarmouth power station at South Denes adjacent to the site of the proposed biomass station. 
Picture: James Bass

Proposals to build a wood-fired power station in Great Yarmouth have been submitted.

Blue Abyss, which will incorporate the world�s biggest training pool - 50 metres deep with 41,000m3 volume complete with hyperbaric and hypobaric chambers � capable of simulating challenging offshore conditions. Picture: Blue Abyss.

East Anglia’s offshore energy industry has been held up as a potential beneficiary of a new £65m subsea, space and life science training, research and testing centre.

ScottishPower's offshore wind farm West of Duddon Sands.

 Picture: Chris James.

Up to 75 new jobs could be created at Great Yarmouth-based Seajacks after the company was awarded a major installation contract for the East Anglia One wind farm.

The SNS 2016 Offshore Energy conference at the Norfolk Showground. Simon Gray, chief executive EEEGR. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Some of the biggest names in energy have been lined up to predict the future of the industry in the Southern North Sea off Norfolk and Suffolk, with organisers promising an “upbeat” tone to discussions.

Flashback to 2010: King's Lynn power station and to its left, Palm Paper.
 Picture: Ian Burt

Hundreds of new jobs will be created with west Norfolk set to become home to a new gas-fired power station.

A windfarm. Pic: DONG Energy A/S.

British firms should be awarded contracts to help build a series of major windfarms off the east coast, an MP has said.

One of Vattenfall's windfarms, at Kentish Flats. Pic: Robin Dawe/ Perfectly Clear Marketing

An early report on what two major North Sea windfarms could mean for Norfolk is to be released to county councillors.

File photo dated 08/05/13 of a wind turbine. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Residents have had a first look at plans to build a second substation in their Norfolk village to service a new offshore wind farm.

Egmere Business Park. Picture: Ian Burt

A renewable energy company is looking to set up a base in a new business park which is being established by a council to bring skilled jobs to north Norfolk.

Richard Goffin, the director of Peel Ports Great Yarmouth. Picture: James Bass

The director of one of East Anglia’s major ports has urged the region’s energy sector to grasp “the opportunity of a lifetime” and capitalise on offshore wind developments that could secure jobs for this generation and the next.

EEEGR award winners 2016. Left to right (back): Neil Clarkson (Windcat Workboats), Matt Wooltorton and Paul Thomson (Sembmarine SLP), Simon Gray (EEEGR), John Best (Best Proactive), Graeme Cook (Geeforce), Martin Myhill Sisley (James Fisher Marine), Alan Wagner (Lowestoft College), Les Holden (Great Yarmouth College), Mark Riemers (SPT Offshore - suction bucket technology Dudgeon project), Richie Mason (ALE Heavylift, Dudgeon project), Neil Manning 3D at Depth. Pictures: AMEY EVENTS

Leading firms and workers in East Anglia’s energy sector have been honoured for playing their part in a “year of great change” in their industry.

Forest Heath District Council has bought Toggam Farm solar farm, in Lakenheath.

At a time when councils face cutback after cutback, one Suffolk authority has decided to spend £14.5m on a solar farm.

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Proposals to build a new £16billion nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast will move a step closer next week.

Beacon Innovation Centre on Beacon Park, Gorleston Exterior view. 

Picture: James Bass

Offshore firm Fraser Well Management has launched into the Scottish market by expanding into Aberdeen.

An oil rig in the North Sea. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

A third of the UK’s oil and gas firms are planning further job cuts this year as a result of a slump in prices, according to a new survey.

Picture: John Giles/PA Wire

Ripples from the oil and gas downturn are being felt across the commercial property market in Great Yarmouth, with the town experiencing an oversupply of premises, according to a new report.

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File photo dated 16/03/07 of an oil rig in the North Sea. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Energy jobs are at risk in Great Yarmouth after an oil and gas firm revealed it was consulting workers over potential cuts.

One of the substations at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. Picture: Ian Burt

A windfarm off the north Norfolk coast which is aimed to power 220,000 homes more than doubled its profits last year despite lower-than-average wind speeds.

Graham Hacon from the 3sun group.
Picture: James Bass

Offshore firm 3sun Group has expanded into Hull where it hopes to work with energy giants in the installation of a new £310m windfarm.

Solar panels generic; Photo: Bill Smith

Two renewable energy companies have closed in the wake of cuts to government subsidies which have dried up order books and driven firms into liquidation.

File photo dated 04/09/10 of a person holding an Npower bill in front of an electric fire, as the energy giant is to cut 2,400 jobs after reporting losses of over £100 million, the company announced. Photo: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Big Six energy giant npower revealed it lost more than 350,000 customer accounts in 2015 after an “extremely difficult” year of hefty financial losses and customer service failings.

Energy firm npower will announce this week it is to cut around 2,500 jobs, according to reports.

Johnathan Reynolds of OrbisEnergy in Lowestoft.

Creative companies across the East of England will have access to a new £6m funding pot to develop new ideas and technology for the region’s growing offshore renewable energy industry.

Charlie Jordan, project director for East Anglia One

Great Yarmouth has been handed a multi-million pound boost with the announcement it is to be the construction port for a £2.5bn offshore wind farm.

Richard Goffin - new director of Great Yarmouth Port Company Limited trading as Peel Ports Great Yarmouth.
In the outer harbour surrounded by Seajacks vessels.

Picture: James Bass

The confirmation that Great Yarmouth port is to be the construction base for the £2.5bn East Anglia One windfarm could barely have come at a better time for Richard Goffin.

Research has revealed how much of their electricity consumption Suffolk local authority areas get from renewable sources

A Suffolk council is producing more than 100% of the power it needs using solar, biomass and wind energy, making it one of the greenest in the east of England.

James Fisher and Sons wins Galloper windfarm contract. Picture: Submitted

Marine services giant James Fisher and Sons has won a £25m contract with offshore windfarm Galloper.

Charlie Jordan, Scottish Power Renewables. Picture submitted

Work on a £2.5bn wind farm off the coast of East Anglia could start next year, after the energy company behind it committed to the project.

Ships moored up along the quay in Great Yarmouth where oil, gas, marine and offshore businesses have their bases.

Picture: James Bass

Peel Ports has appointed Richard Goffin as port director at Great Yarmouth.

Deirdre Michie, chief executive of Oil & Gas UK, with Simon Gray during a visit to Petans at Horsham St Faith.

Bosses of the region’s beleaguered oil and gas companies will have the chance to directly address industry leaders in round-table talks at a major conference next week.

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Start-ups and new businesses gathered for an event hosted by the Sheriff of Norwich, Richard Marks. Pictured from left are entrepreneur Steffan Aquarone, John Lewis Partnership chief information officer Paul Coby, Mr Marks and Cafe Rouge founder and UEA chancellor Karen Jones, who spoke at the event. Picture: Steve Cox.

There are many things which can keep business owners awake at night – but finding ways of paying more tax is not likely to be one of them.

Better access to finance made 2016 a good year for entrepreneurs, according to research from Barclays. Picture: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.

The past year will be remembered for economic uncertainty, but it was a good time for entrepreneurs, writes Barclays’ Simon Smith.

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