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  • 15 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain

    UK-headquartered James Fisher and Sons (James Fisher) has secured a multi-million-pound contract at the Triton Knoll offshore transmission (OFTO) project in Lincolnshire, with the offshore platform located 20 miles off the coast in the North Sea. Under the contract, James Fisher will provide complete end-to-end operations and maintenance (O&M) services to support informed decision-making for […]

  • 2 February 2024
    Vessels

    Seaway7 is saying goodbye to Seaway Yudin, one of the company’s founding vessels and one of the first vessels of its size to serve the offshore wind industry, having entered the offshore wind construction market in 2009. In a social media post published on 2 February, Seaway7 said that the company said farewell to the […]

  • 7 September 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    RWE and SSE Renewables have made a number of changes to the North Falls offshore wind project in the UK, a proposed extension to the existing 504 MW Greater Gabbard, whose implementation will likely move the planned date for filing a development consent order (DCO) application into 2024. The most significant changes to the project […]

  • 12 September 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Onshore Infrastructure, Planning & Permitting, Wind Farm Update

    The North Falls and Five Estuaries offshore wind projects, both extensions to existing offshore wind farms, have signed what is called a “good neighbour agreement” with regard to their connections to the UK grid. The agreement enables closer liaison, information sharing and joint planning, and is a result of feedback gathered through public consultation, which […]

  • 13 September 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Last month, RWE and its project partners submitted an application for the development consent order (DCO) for the Rampion 2 offshore wind farm in the UK. The Planning Inspectorate accepted the application for examination on 7 September and will start the examination process within three months. Also in this article: The process at the Planning […]

  • 5 June 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    SSE Renewables has awarded Stowen Clean Energy with a five-year framework agreement for ad hoc services for the Beatrice offshore wind farm in Scotland. Stowen already has agreements with SSE for ad hoc services for the 504 MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm. The UK company says that adding the Beatrice project allows it to […]

  • 6 June 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    SSE Renewables and Siemens Gamesa have signed a new service agreement for the Beatrice offshore wind farm, which will see Siemens Gamesa continuing to service and maintain its wind turbines until 2034. The 588 MW offshore wind farm comprises 84 Siemens Gamesa’s SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines, the last of which was installed in May 2019. The […]

  • 16 May 2023
    Business development, Environment, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    RWE and SSE Renewables have commenced the statutory consultation on their proposals for the North Falls offshore wind farm, an extension to the existing Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm that is being developed in the southern North Sea. In this third round of consultation, the project team seeks comments from communities and the wider public […]

  • 23 February 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    SSE has awarded UK-based Stowen a framework agreement to provide inspection services to the Beatrice and Greater Gabbard offshore wind farms in the UK. Following a successful tender process, Stowen was awarded the frameworks requiring inspection services to cover offshore foundations for the 588 MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in Scotland alongside Greater Gabbard onshore […]

  • 24 June 2015

    CWind has won a six months contract to provide crew transfer services to Greater Gabbard Offshore wind farm. Its 19m catamaran, one of more than 20 crew transfer vessels in the fleet operated by CWind, will assist with O&M activities at the project, which became operational in August 2013. Under the contract, Greater Gabbard may […]

  • 11 May 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services has signed a long-term charter for catamaran Seacat Magic with Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm Ltd. Seacat Magic will support Operations & Maintenance (O&M) activity for the Greater Gabbard service team working at the 504 MW wind farm. She joins sister vessel Seacat Freedom, which was first […]

  • 18 February 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    The Great Yarmouth-headquartered Stowen has secured a framework agreement to complete grout connection works at the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm. Under the agreement with SSE, Stowen will complete non-destructive testing at the 500 MW wind farm. According to the company, the complexities of the works involve NDT within confined space with the use of […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Vessels

    Freddie S has just started supporting a Siemens retrofit project on the SSE operated Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm located on the East Coast of the UK. Windwave Workboats’ 17.5m wind farm support vessel, mobilised from Liverpool after recently finishing work on the West coast where she was providing 24hr jack-up support on the Walney and Burbo […]

  • 21 June 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    German energy company RWE has been awarded a contract for services and maintenance of the 140 Siemens 3.6 MW wind turbines at the 504 MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm in the UK. The 10-year agreement will commence in early 2023, taking the project through to the planned end of life. Greater Gabbard offshore wind […]

  • 13 February 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    SSE Renewables has awarded Certex UK with a contract for the inspection and maintenance of turbines at the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm in the UK. Under the agreement for 2020, Certex UK is in charge of inspecting and maintaining 140 Siemens 3.6MW turbines. According to the company, eight dedicated local engineers began the inspections […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    Galloper Offshore Wind Farm Limited can confirm the signing of an agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP) to locate its Operations and Maintenance (O&M) base at Lowestoft. The port is already home to the O&M base for Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm and will now become home of the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm O&M team […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Ofgem has granted offshore transmission licence for Greater Gabbard wind farm. The deal represents further evidence of the innovation introduced by Ofgem’s competitive tendering process which is helping to drive down the costs for consumers of connecting offshore windfarms to the grid. This is the first Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) project to be funded through […]

  • 7 September 2012
    Wind Farm Update

    All of the 140 turbines at  Greater Gabbard, the 500MW (megawatt) offshore wind farm developed in the Thames Estuary by Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited (GGOWL) have been commissioned and exported electricity. GGOWL is now responsible for the day-to-day operation of the complete wind farm. GGOWL is a 50-50 joint venture partnership between a subsidiary […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Vessels

    Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Ltd (GGOWL), a joint venture between SSE and Innogy, has awarded Seacat Services with a long-term contract to provide operations and maintenance support at the 140-turbine Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm.

  • 9 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Bond Air Services (Bond) will provide helicopter support to deliver maintenance technicians by hoist to the Greater Gabbard’s 140 turbines – the first helicopter operation of its kind in the UK. The wind farm has a generation capacity of around 500MW, enough to power approximately 530,000 homes. The service will use a Eurocopter EC135T2i aircraft, […]

  • 22 October 2012
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Gloucestershire-based Bond Air Services is celebrating the maiden flight in support of the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm, the first helicopter operation of its kind in the UK. With a generation capacity of 500MW and a total of 140 turbines, Greater Gabbard wind farm, located 25km off the Suffolk coast, is currently the world’s largest […]

  • 31 August 2010
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Greater Gabbard, one of the largest offshore wind farms under construction in the world, has moved a step closer to generating 500MW of renewable electricity. The installation of all the 140 turbine foundations is now complete and thirty wind turbines are now in place. Located approximately 25km off the Suffolk Coast, the wind farm development […]

  • 11 March 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    EDS HV Group has completed the connection and testing during a planned outage at the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm in the UK. EDS was in charge of re-connecting and testing the inter-array cable on the IG substation during the planned outage. The company said it worked with four contractors, who completed planned works at […]

  • 4 April 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    EDS HV Group has secured a operations and maintenance contract by Equitix Investment Management for the offshore transmission assets at the Greater Gabbard wind farm. Under the 15-year contract, EDS will provide a full turnkey solution for two offshore platforms, the onshore substation and grid connection at the 500MW project in Lowestoft, the UK, to help fulfill the output […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Training & Education

    Four young apprentices have begun the practical element of their training at SSE’s Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm off the Suffolk coast. Following a highly competitive selection process which included challenging written assessments and practical aptitude tests, Kyle Pickering (21) and Matthew Grant (17), both from Lowestoft, Connor Delayney (19) from Great Yarmouth and James […]

  • 10 January 2013

    Reef Subsea Dredging & Excavation announced today they successfully completed their integral part in the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm project working collaboratively with the operations team for Fluor, the principle contractor. Reef Subsea Dredging & Excavation (RSD&E) completed their multi-million pound project over a period of two years (2010 – 2012) where they performed […]