The port of Lowestoft is a major centre for servicing the offshore oil and gas industry, and for the construction and shipment of wind turbines.
Lowestoft services a large fleet of supply and safety vessels. Rig structures and modules are fabricated in the port’s inner and outer harbours, which feature extensive ship repair facilities’, including a dry dock.
As Britain’s most easterly port, Lowestoft, is gearing up to the demands of the offshore renewable energy industry, has the enthusiastic backing of local MP Bob Blizzard who says “ The announcement that £100 billion is to be invested developing nine new large scale wind farms around Britain, will create a job bonanza for Lowestoft and Waverney.”
“Lowestoft is the perfect location for the operational base for this massive project. And with the OrbisEnergy building and the Power Park project, we are geared up to attract the new companies.”
Already active in marketing renewable projects, the Port of Lowestoft is home to SLP Energy and is the Operations and Maintenance base for the Greater Gabbard wind farm, while Siemens operates from the port, from where it supports the building and commissioning phase of the wind farm.
Its easterly position means Lowestoft is perfectly sited to service traffic to and from the industrial heartlands of Northern Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic states.
In recent years Lowestoft has enjoyed great success, increasing its throughput significantly and today offers a wide range of facilities for container, bulk and general cargo handling.