Galloper underlines green credentials with enviromental accreditation
September 15, 2020
Project team successfully achieved ISO 14001 certification
Highlights commitment to continuous improvement and reduced environmental impact
Internationally recognized leading environment management system
The Galloper Wind Farm team are celebrating the recent award of the ISO 14001 certificate in recognition of improved environmental performance. The ISO 14001:2015 is an internationally recognised Environment Management System (EMS), that if achieved, highlights continuous improvement and reduced environmental impact.
The award is given by Lloyds Register and the Galloper team received their complete certification in late August 2020, having been working towards the standard for 12 months. The formal certification audit has two parts. Part One was achieved successfully in May this year.
Guy Middleton, Galloper General Manager said: “Successfully completing this process has been a great opportunity for Galloper to verify current working practices against a renowned and respected industry benchmark. As an offshore wind farm we are a hundred percent committed to continuously improving our performance to reduce environmental impact.”
Within the report the auditor Lloyds Register noted: “The system has developed very well since stage 1 and has been seen to be performing at a good level, particularly for a newly implemented system.”
Galloper Offshore Wind Farm is a 353MW project located 27km off the coast of Suffolk. The wind farm represents an investment 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 more than 380,000 average UK households.1
1 – Energy predicted to be generated is derived using wind speeds monitored in the local area and correlating to historical weather data providing longer term data. The calculations are based on an installed capacity of 353 MW. The energy capture predicted and hence derived homes equivalent or emissions savings figures may change as operational data are gathered. Equivalent homes supplied is based on an annual electricity consumption per home of 4100 kWh. This figure is supported by recent domestic electricity consumption data available from The Digest of UK Energy Statistics and household figures from the UK National Statistics Authority.
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The 353MW Galloper Wind Farm is owned by RWE, Siemens Financial Services, Sumitomo Corporation and ESB and a consortium managed by Green Investment Group and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.