Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

We’re providing quality inspection services on this £1.5bn wind farm located off the coast of Suffolk, which will generate enough clean energy for up to 336,000 UK households. Around 700 jobs will be created during construction of the project, with a further 90 once operational.

 


Location

  • Suffolk - UK

Sector

Service

Client

  • Galloper Wind Farm Ltd (GWFL)

Project Value

  • £1.5bn

Project Status

  • Ongoing

Architect

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  • clean energy for up to 336,000 UK households

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56 Siemens wind turbines, each with a capacity of 6MW, will generate up to 336MW to be transmitted to an onshore substation at Sizewell via a sub-sea high-voltage cable. Our quality engineering consultants are providing inspection and surveillance planning services including assurance, quality, control and audit services on the sub-sea cable and the offshore platform currently under construction.

GWFL project director Toby Edmonds said: “We’re delighted to have WSP on-board with their excellent experience and expertise of quality inspection services. As the lead developer on Gwynt y Môr and a 50:50 partner in Greater Gabbard we have seen the services they provide first-hand and we look forward to continuing our work with them to realise the successful completion of the Galloper offshore wind farm.”

The Quality Services head of project management, Ian Matthews, commented: “This is a crucial project for the region and the whole of the UK, which we are proud to be a part of. The team will build on its successful experience gained at the Gwynt y Môr and Greater Gabbard projects to ensure that construction exceeds quality standards. Renewables have a fundamental role to play as part of a balanced energy mix and WSP is committed to supporting major UK energy suppliers in this field.”

The project is a joint equity partnership of 25% each between RWE Innogy UK, UK Green Investment Bank, Siemens Financial Services and Macquarie Capital.

 


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