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Galloper Offshore Wind Farm officially inaugurated today

4C Offshore | Bridget Randall-Smith
By: Bridget Randall-Smith 28/09/2018 Galloper
Galloper Wind Farm LtdThe Galloper Offshore Wind Farm, sited 27km off the Suffolk coast, was officially inaugurated today, as project owners innogy celebrated in London.

Construction of the 353MW wind farm created 700 jobs, with the foundations installed at a rate of four per week and all 56 turbines constructed in just one season – both firsts for innogy on a project of this scale.

Hans Bünting, COO Renewables of innogy SE said: “I am extremely proud to inaugurate Galloper Offshore Wind Farm, the fifth offshore wind farm that innogy has constructed in the UK. Offshore wind is now a key industrial sector for the UK and offers particular opportunities to key regional hubs, such as East Anglia – the home of both Galloper’s construction base and its operation and maintenance facility."

Galloper Project Director Toby Edmonds added:“Galloper was a great team effort with main contractors: Siemens Gamesa , GE and Petrofac, VBMS,  NKT, GeoSea and  National Grid; plus the myriad of national and local suppliers all contributing to  ensuring the wind farm was built with such awe-inspiring speed and efficiency and importantly, with an exemplary safety record of no significant injuries.

Galloper is owned by innogy SE (25%), Siemens Financial Services (25%), Sumitomo Corporation (12.5%), ESB (12.5%) and a consortium managed by Green Investment Group and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (25%).  innogy SE has led the development and construction of Galloper Offshore Wind Farm and will operate the wind farm on behalf of the project partners.

Earlier this month (14th September) it was announced that the authorities had given the go ahead for the construction of the Galloper Operations & Maintenance base in Harwich International Port, Essex, enabling local contractors to get underway and with the potential to create 120 local jobs during construction.


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