Galloper Wind Farm

336 MW Pre-Construction United Kingdom

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Project Details for Galloper Wind Farm
General Information Name Galloper Wind Farm correct
Other names correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region England, East of England correct
Comments By April 2014, SSE and RWE's investments in development costs to date totalled £30 million. correct
Round (or category) Round 2.5 correct
Development status Pre-Construction correct
Comments on the status correct
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Project Capacity 336 MW correct
Turbine Model SWT-6.0-154 (Siemens) correct
Turbine Capacity 6 MW correct
Number of Turbines 56 correct
Total Turbine Height 180.5 m correct
Hub Height correct
Rotor Diameter 154 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Monopile correct
Windspeed 10 Year Mean Wind Speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated Project Cost GBP(mill) 1500.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea, Southern North Sea (Thames) correct
Centre latitude 51.875° correct
Centre longitude 2.039° correct
Area 175 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 4 m - 50 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 27 m - 36 m correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 27 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 38.6 km correct
Ports Installation base correct
Ops and maintenance Thought to be Harridge, formerly Lowestoft. correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms None correct
Offshore transformers Galloper Offshore Substation correct
Grid connection point Eastern Supergrid Transformer Substation correct
Cable landing point Sizewell correct
Export Cables
Please note that export cables connect the offshore transformer (substation) to either; shore or an offshore HVAC-HVDC converter station for onward transmission via HVDC cabling. Please see the converters page for planned converter stations and transmission cables.

The export cable length does not generally include the onshore component. The exception is when the onshore substation is close to shore.
Number of Export Cables 2 correct
Average length per cable 44.65 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) HVAC correct
Nominal voltage 132 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores correct
Conductor type correct
Section Area correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth correct
Comments correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables 9 correct
Average length per cable 0.9 km correct
Comments 132kV - 1.5m target burial depth. correct
Array Cables Array cable length correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) correct
Nominal voltage correct
Maximum voltage correct
Burial depth correct
Number of cores correct
Conductor type correct
Section correct
Insulation correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 237974 correct
CO2 reduced per year 480945 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 11185 tonnes correct
Expected life correct
Other Website Visit correct

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