UK: Royal HaskoningDHV Congratulates SSE and RWE on Galloper OWF Advancement

UK: Royal HaskoningDHV Congratulates SSE and RWE on Galloper OWF Advancement
Royal HaskoningDHV has congratulated SSE and RWE npower renewables  on the announcement that Galloper Wind Farm has received development consent from the Secretary of State, and represents the largest offshore wind farm project to receive consent under the Planning Act 2008.

SSE and RWE npower renewables estimate that the 140 turbine development will provide enough electricity to power the equivalent of as many as 500,000 homes a year when completed in 2017.

The project could generate around £18 to 20 million of investment in Suffolk and create around 600 jobs across the country.

A Department of Energy and Climate Change spokesperson said: “Galloper wind farm will provide large amounts of clean energy, support jobs and generate major investment in Suffolk.

“Offshore wind has an important role to play as part of a balanced energy mix. This development will enhance our energy security and help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Royal HaskoningDHV provided expert environmental support to Galloper Wind Farm Ltd throughout the development of this Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, including the coordination of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and specialist advice during the Examination Phases.

Royal HaskoningDHV staff also provided expert witness testimony at the formal hearings that took place during November 2012.

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Press release, May 27, 2013; Image: RWE

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