Swire Blue Ocean A/S announced today that it had signed a contract with Siemens to provide a vessel for the installation of 56 wind turbines at the Galloper offshore wind farm.
On 30 October, Siemens received an order for 56 of its 6MW wind turbines, including a 15-year service contract, for the Galloper offshore wind farm, for which the final investment decision was reached the same day.
According to Swire Blue Ocean, turbine installation activity is set to commence in April 2017.
“Swire Blue Ocean is pleased to support the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm and congratulates the joint equity partners RWE Innogy, UK Green Investment Bank, Siemens Financial Services and Macquarie Capital with the green light for the project,” said General Manager & Director of Swire Blue Ocean, Lars Blicher.
“We are delighted to work with Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) on the Galloper project. The partnership that we have developed with SBO will enable Siemens and GWFL to successfully and safely execute the project,” said Clark MacFarlane, Managing Director, Siemens Wind Power and Renewables UK.
When completed, the 336MW offshore wind farm will provide power to approx. 336,000 households. Galloper offshore wind farm will be built off the coast of Suffolk in the UK.
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