are preparing to carry out heavy maintenance at one of the 56 SWT-6.0-154
turbines at the 353 MW Galloper
offshore wind farm. An application for a marine licence was approved earlier
this month for a jack-up vessel to be used to replace the generator at
According to innogy, "the turbine involved has continued and still
is, running at maximum capacity, so all is well on that front. The application
allows for maintenance work to be carried out when we’re ready, so we’re
innogy hope to learn more once they have examined the generator during
a planned maintenance visit to be scheduled later this year. innogy has
stated that the marine license for the use of a jack-up gives the flexibility
and scope to carry out what ever work is required when the time comes.
The license covers the use of a jack up and a hydraulic turning tool to
remove the individual blades, one at a time, the nacelle. The generator
will then be removed, placed on the jack-up vessel and replaced. Crew Transfer
Vessels (CTVs) may also be required to transport technicians and engineers.
Work is expected to commence later this year, lasting approximately seven
Located in the Outer Thames Estuary, approximately 27km from the Suffolk
coast, the wind farm is owned by innogy SE, Siemens Financial Services,
Sumitomo Corporation and ESB and a consortium managed by Green Investment
Group and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.
innogy led the project’s development and construction and since 2018 operates
the wind farm it on behalf of the project partners. A team of 60 employees
operate and maintain the wind farm from a temporary facility in Harwich
Galloper Wind Farm Ltd recently signed an agreement for the sale
of its transmission assets
to Diamond Transmission Partners.
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