Galloper Wind Farm
340 MW Consent Authorised 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 Part of the Round 1 and 2 extensions with an extra 1.7 GW supplied. Two 3.6MW turbines are under consideration with 107 and 120m rotor diameter, although a turbine up to 7MW could be used.

Up to 3 met masts.

In November 2013 the capacity was lowered from 504MW to 340MW. The reduction was announced by SSE and the reasoning was that it was to obtain the most efficient and viable scale for the project.

An application has been submitted for an Investment Contract under the EMR framework.

April 2014 - SSE's and RWE's investments in DEVEX to date total £30m
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Round (or category) Round 2.5 correct
Development status Consent Authorised correct
Comments on the status Subject to full planning consents including Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA).

Following an Appropriate Assessment, changes were made to the Order by the Secretary of State to mitigate likely adverse affects on Lesser Black Backed Gulls, a qualifying feature of the Alde-Ore Estuary SPA and Ramsar sites.
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Project Capacity 340 MW correct
Turbine Model M5000-135 (Areva Wind) correct
Turbine Capacity 5 MW correct
Number of Turbines 68 correct
Total Turbine Height correct
Hub Height correct
Rotor Diameter 135 m correct
Foundation Not Decided (Monopile or jacket.) correct
Windspeed 10 Year Mean Wind Speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Detailed wind speed data 6 hr/day/month historic data
Costs Stated Project Cost 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 25 m - 39 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 Lowestoft correct
Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers Galloper Wind Farm 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 33.54 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 Cable length and number of cables has been estimated where it is not yet decided by the developer. correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables 9 correct
Average length per cable 0.9 km correct
Comments 132kV - 1.5m burial correct
Array Cables Array cable length correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
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Nominal voltage correct
Maximum voltage correct
Burial depth correct
Number of cores correct
Conductor type correct
Section correct
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Number of fibre optics correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 221796 correct
CO2 reduced per year 448249 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 10424 tonnes correct
Expected life correct
Other Website Visit correct