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Wind energy boost for Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 13:41 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 20:16 05 July 2010

Ambitious plans to use Lowestoft as an operational base for the world's largest offshore windfarm will help to promote wider regeneration.

The boss of the 1st East Urban Regeneration Company, which has been tasked with transforming the face of Lowestoft, said the announcement that the town was poised to play a key role in the Greater Gabbard windfarm project would further boost its resurgence.

Ambitious plans to use Lowestoft as an operational base for the world's largest offshore windfarm will help to promote wider regeneration.

The boss of the 1st East Urban Regeneration Company, which has been tasked with transforming the face of Lowestoft, said the announcement that the town was poised to play a key role in the Greater Gabbard windfarm project would further boost its resurgence.

Philip Watkins, chief executive, said: “There's no doubt that the opening this year of Orbis Energy... will act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the wider area.”

“It is an important signal that major players in the renewable energy market are recognising the advantages of our unique east-coast location. That, coupled with the fact that the region has more than 40 years of experience of servicing the offshore oil and gas industry, means that the skills and expertise are already here.”

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