Galloper Offshore Wind Farm
Galloper Wind Farm Limited (GWFL) is a joint equity partnership of 25% each between RWE Innogy, UK Green Investment Bank, Siemens Financial Services and Macquarie Capital. Following community consultation, in-depth site investigations and a thorough examination by the Planning Inspectorate, Galloper was awarded Development Consent in May 2013 by the Secretary of State.
The wind farm, which has grid connection secured, represents an expected investment potential of around £1.5 billion. It is estimated that the average annual generation expected at the site will be equivalent to the approximate domestic needs of around 336,000 average UK households. Initial onshore enabling works for the project were carried out in 2014, the same year the project was awarded a grace period of one year under the Renewable Obligation regime.
Following financial close of the project, construction recommenced in November 2015 and the wind farm will be generating by March 2018. RWE Innogy will continue to lead the development and construction of the project on behalf of GWFL. Galloper Offshore Wind Farm is an extension of the existing and fully operational Greater Gabbard Wind Farm off the coast of Suffolk.
Galloper key statistics:
- 504 MW consented and 336 MW nominal capacity of current project
- Up to 56 wind turbines
- Up to 6MW Siemens turbines
- Offshore & onshore substations
Potential to generate clean home grown energy for 1000s of UK homes and create 100s of job.
For further information go to the Galloper Wind Farm website.