Facts & Figures
- Located 27 kilometres off the Suffolk Coast at its nearest point
- 56 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 353 megawatts (MW)
- Siemens 6.3 MW turbines with a maximum blade tip height of 180.5m above LAT
- 27 to 36 metres water depth
- 56 buried subsea array cables linking the turbines to the offshore electricity platform
- One 33kV/132kV offshore substation
- Two buried subsea export cables, each approximately 45 kilometres in length
- Two 0.85 kilometre onshore cables
- One onshore 132kV substation
- Connected to the National Grid substation at Leiston
- Generating enough energy each year to power up to 380,700 average UK households
- Up to 700 jobs created during construction and around 60 long term, east coast jobs during operation.
Construction of Galloper Offshore Wind Farm started with onshore works in late 2015 with offshore construction getting underway in the summer of 2016. First power was generated by the wind farm in November 2017 and it became fully operational in March 2018.
To view the construction timeline see below.
Initial onshore ground works completed
Financial Close achieved, new partners announced and onshore construction activity resumes
Offshore fabrication underway
First export cable installed
Foundation installation commences
Second and final export cable installed
Offshore substation installed
O&M Base construction underway
Access road to O&M base completed
Dual dredging underway in preparation for the pontoon construction
O&M base construction complete
Consents & Licenses
The overarching consent for Galloper Offshore Wind Farm is the Galloper Wind Farm Order (also known as the Development Consent Order, or DCO) which includes consent for both the offshore and onshore elements of the project.
Click on the titles below to see the documents:
Development Consent Order
DCO Application and Examination Documents
The Environmental Statement and other documents from the DCO application and examination can be accessed below.
The different sections of our Development Consent Order application, comprising the original application which was accepted by the former IPC on 19 December 2011 and subsequent submissions on 8th and 13th June 2012 can be found in three distinct sections below:
Original application accepted 19 December 2011 GWF Environmental Statement:
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