GeoSea has completed installation off all turbine foundation at the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm off the UK east coast.
All 56 turbine foundations have been installed at the 336MW UK offshore project
Lead project developer Innogy said the job was expected to last until May but has now been wrapped up two months ahead of schedule.
Project director Toby Edmonds said GeoSea had put in a ‘barn-storming performance’. “To achieve a cycle-time of within a week to collect and install four complete foundations in remarkable and certainly the fastest we’ve seen so far at Innogy. To do this in winter makes it all the more impressive.”
Installation of 6MW Siemens turbines will get underway shortly. Commercial operations are scheduled to begin in 2018.
The Galloper wind farm is being developed off the Suffolk coast and is a joint equity partnership between Innogy UK, UK Green Investment Bank, Siemens Financial Services, Macquarie Capital and Sumitomo Corp.