• Land and buildings

    A wealth of well-located land and buildings near the ports of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft make them a prime location for energy companies.
  • Oil and Gas

    The East of England remains the leading centre for offshore gas exploration and extraction in the Southern North Sea (SNS) after the UK's great oil & gas rush began over 50 years ago.
  • Offshore Wind

    The EEEZ is a clear leader in England’s offshore energy industry with its unique combination of resources and opportunities.
  • Decommissioning

    With over 50 years experience as a leading centre for installing and servicing Southern North Sea gas platforms, the EEEZ is ideally positioned to lead the decommissioning sector.
  • Ports

    England’s leading offshore energy ports Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft sit just a few miles apart on the East of England coast.
  • World-Class Workforce

    The EEEZ boasts one of the best skills bases in the UK, developed over decades of working in North Sea gas and offshore wind.
  • Research and Development

    Locating in the EEEZ gives businesses unparalleled access to world-leading research and innovation. Potential investors will become part of a region recognised as the best performer in the UK for R&D.
  • Enterprise Zone

    A total of 237 hectares of development land is available with simplified planning permission and superfast broadband. Business rate relief is an additional benefit of some Enterprise Zone sites.

The East of England Energy Zone (EEEZ) is unrivalled in the UK for its unique mix of offshore wind, gas and nuclear energy production.

Covering Norfolk and Suffolk, it has a supply chain with more than 50 years’ experience and expertise in the offshore energy and marine sectors, recognised by Government with Enterprise Zone status. The area is leading the way in delivering sustainable and low carbon energy solutions to underpin economic growth across the UK.

The coast around Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft is at the centre of the world’s largest market for offshore wind. Capital investment in energy worth £50bn is planned for the region by 2020, with the world’s largest wind farm in development off the coast and the proposed development of Sizewell C nuclear power station creating 25,000 jobs.

The Southern North Sea (SNS) gas industry is at a pivotal stage, with decades of investment and opportunity stretching ahead to recover the estimated 8.8tcf of reserves. The area is also central to a multi-billion decommissioning industry to remove thousands of tonnes of ageing infrastructure.

The SNS currently plays host to more than 150 offshore gas assets, together with 986 offshore wind turbines generating 3.75GW of renewable power directly off the region’s coast, with an additional 1,000+ turbines generating some 14GW of offshore wind power to be installed over the next decade. The sector is driving down costs through innovation and collaboration, developing new technologies across our energy system, maximising offshore production and generation. The sector employs more some 8,469 skilled people in more than 834 companies.

Incentives such as Enterprise Zones and grants supporting investment and growth, extensive business support and the EEEZ’s unique ‘one voice’ partnership work to make the East of England the hotbed of leadership, opportunity and business growth for the next chapter of the SNS.

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