Under new plans, the Port of Lowestoft will create a competitive edge for companies across the Southern North Sea energy sector and wider East Anglia region.
On 25 March, Associated British Ports (ABP) announced that over the next five years, it will develop the £25mn Lowestoft Eastern Energy Facility (LEEF). This will bring significant upgrades to marine facilities to Lowestoft’s Outer Harbour, creating key capabilities that support the UK’s journey to net zero.
LEEF forms a central part of a new masterplan for the port, which offers a long-term view of how ABP will work with its partners to ensure prosperity generated by the investment reinforces the wider development of Lowestoft.
The project will deliver state-of-the-art port infrastructure that can meet the offshore energy industry’s current and future demands. This will ensure the port can accommodate for the next generation of offshore support vessels, while it will also provide a site that is suitable for Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities and quayside suitable for construction support activities.