UK’s Breheny gets job on 340-MW Galloper offshore wind farm
Jun 13, 2014 - UK engineering group Breheny has won an over GBP-1-million (USD 1.7m/EUR 1.2m) order to perform preparatory onshore works for the 340-MW Galloper wind farm in UK waters.
The project is 50/50 owned by German energy group RWE AG (ETR:RWE) and UK utility SSE Plc (LON:SSE).
As part of the deal, Breheny will carry out preparatory works for the project’s onshore substation and install infrastructure for basic utilities, RWE said on Wednesday. The tasks are to be completed at the beginning of 2015.
At the end of March SSE put on hold its efforts related to project saying it no longer sees it as economically viable. It said it will “work with its partner and other stakeholders to secure the maximum possible value for its interest in the project.”
The planned Galloper wind park will consist of up to 140 turbines off the Suffolk coast. It will be developed as an extension of the 504-MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary, which has been operational since September 2012. Galloper is expected to produce enough electricity for 330,000 average UK homes each year.
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