Manor Renewables Energy Sets Up Galloper Base at OrbisEnergy

Manor Renewables Energy (MRE) has taken workspace at OrbisEnergy, Lowestoft, Suffolk, as their headquarters for operations at the Galloper offshore wind farm.

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MRE, a supplier of temporary power generators, vessels and personnel to the offshore renewables sector, is providing temporary power for the turbine commissioning phase of the Galloper project.

Michael James, the company’s Project Manager said: “OrbisEnergy is the ideal location for us – a hub where we can work with other renewable energy companies, backed up with friendly and professional office support.”

Galloper offshore wind farm, located approximately 30 kilometres off the coast of Suffolk, is an extension of the existing and fully operational Greater Gabbard and will comprise 56 6MW Siemens wind turbines. It is expected to be completed late this year and to be commissioned in early 2018.

MRE has deployed its new wind farm service vessel, Manor Venture, to service the project. The vessel started its sea-trials mid-March and performed the first push test at the Galloper wind farm in May.

OrbisEnergy, opened in 2008, is an industry incubator owned by Suffolk County Council and managed by enterprise agency Nwes. The hub is close to a number of developing offshore wind farms.

Currently it is home to 62 business tenants which range from major wind farm developers such as SSE and ScottishPower Renewables, to jack-up, logistics, recruitment and other support companies.