Navitus Bay O&M base shortlist

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, is one of the shortlisted ports

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, is one of the shortlisted ports

The developer of the Navitus Bay wind farm has named a shortlist of three southern England ports to serve as operations base for the 1.1GW offshore project.

Navitus Bay will sign memoranda of understandings (MoUs) with Poole and Portland on the Dorset coast and Yarmouth, on the Isle of Wight.

The developer – a 50/50 joint venture between EDF of France and Dutch utility Eneco – claims the port eventually chosen as O&M base could reap a £670m ($1bn) economic windfall over 25 years.

Mike Unsworth, project director of Navitus Bay, said: "I am delighted that following constructive discussions with Poole, Portland and Yarmouth, we are able to commit to using a local port for operations and maintenance. These port authorities have worked closely with us to get to Log in to read complete article.

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