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  • 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 […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Fluor, the main contractor for the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm, has filed a legal claim against Ramboll in which it states that the foundation design for the wind farm’s meteorological mast was done unprofessionally and contributed to project delays and financial loss.  The contractor is seeking GBP 1.4 million as a compensation for having to replace the met […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 June 2011
    Grid Connection

      AMP Capital Investors, through its European infrastructure business, has been named by OFGEM as the preferred bidder to become the Greater Gabbard offshore transmission owner (OFTO) as part of a consortium including Equitix and Balfour Beatty. AMP Capital and its Green Energy Transmission (GET) consortium partners will own and operate the high voltage transmission […]

  • 4 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Balfour Beatty has sold 33.3% of its interest in the Greater Gabbard Offshore Transmission (OFTO) project for a consideration of £25.5 million. The investment is being acquired by funds managed by Equitix, an investor and fund manager of core infrastructure assets. The consideration is to be paid in cash in full on completion of the […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Fluor has taken a second legal action in relation with Greater Gabbard offshore wind project, as the engineering company recently filed a lawsuit against Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry (ZPMC), requesting a compensation in an amount of GBP 250 million.  Fluor claims that it suffered significant financial losses due to low quality of ZPMC’s work, which reflected in delivery delays […]

  • 12 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm developers will grant GBP 150,000 to the Leiston and Sizewell residents as a part of the deal for the project’s substation, reports EADT 24 news portal. The grant will be paid over a six-year period. John Hill, Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm project director, feels that they have developed strong […]

  • 1 October 2012

    With the launch of the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm, Suffolk has hit a major milestone and has generated an important investment paving the way for growth of the local economy, EADT24 news site says. Along with two proposed offshore wind farms, East Anglia One and the Galloper extension to Greater Gabbard, green energy as […]

  • 20 April 2012

    The Great Yarmouth-based offshore wind, farm support services company, Iceni Marine Services, signed a five-year contract worth nearly GBP 2 million, for its newly built vessel „Iceni Pride“ reported EDP 24. The GBP 600,000 vessel will be used for the Greater Gabbard wind farm as a fast response craft with a 24/7 support. Greater Gabbard […]

  • 7 August 2013

    With 140 wind turbines in water depths between 24 and 34 metres and with an installed capacity of 500 megawatts (MW): Greater Gabbard is one of the largest wind farms in the UK. At today’s opening ceremony, the joint venture partners RWE Innogy and SSE inaugurate the power plant together with Michael Fallon, Minister of […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    The developers of the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm, which is fully operational since 2012, are meeting with local fishermen in Lowestoft today to discuss possible solutions to the issues reported by the fishermen. Fishermen that operate in the Greater Gabbard area are having problems with the cable route, where the cables were not buried […]

  • 14 June 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    SSI Energy has won contracts to provide paramedics on the Greater Gabbard and East Anglia One offshore wind farms in the UK.

  • 22 January 2020
    R&D

    XOCEAN’s XO-450 unmanned surface vessel (USV) has carried out survey work at the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm in the UK. The XO-450 conducted seabed surveys on seven of the project’s 140 turbines over the weekend at the site located 23km off the coast. The vessel was remotely controlled from shore, representing a first for […]

  • 9 April 2015
    Vessels

    Dalby Offshore’s vessels Wharfe, Aire & Humber have won a contract to work on the Greater Gabbard Wind Farm for SSE, modifying the davits on 117 turbines. The contract is set to last until the end of 2015. The vessels have been mobilising for the job for the past few weeks and are now ready to start […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The Technology and Construction Court in London has ruled that cracking discovered on some of the 140 monopiles built by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Ltd (ZPMC) for the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm ”was largely a result of various failures by ZPMC to maintain correct preheat temperature of the welds to the monopiles.”  The Facts Fluor […]

  • 22 July 2014

    Dalby Offshore invited guests from Waveney & Suffolk Coastal District Councils and The Enterprise Zone Coordinator from the local enterprise partnership aboard the Dalby Offshores brand new Wind Farm Support Vessel the ‘Dalby Swale’ for a trip to the Greater Gabbard Wind Farm. Also, a guest on the Vessel was Steven Rose, Head of Wind […]

  • 10 March 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    ZITON has completed a main component exchange campaign at the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm in the UK. The campaign, which was carried out by using the Wind Server jack-up vessel, included sever gearbox exchanges and one generator exchange. “After a rough start, offering harsh winter weather, tricky sea bed conditions and long rotations, our […]

  • 1 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Hydrosphere UK Ltd’s contract for the rental of six Cardinal buoys to mark Britain’s largest wind farm, Greater Gabbard, has been extended by Fluor Limited. Fluor – the principal contractor for the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm project – originally approached Hydrosphere in 2009 for the supply of temporary navigation lights to mark the site in its […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Altitec has completed lightning damage inspection and repairs at the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm as part of its maintenance work at the site.

  • 14 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    SSE plc has announced half year results for the six months to September 2012. Lord Smith of Kelvin, Chairman of SSE, said:  “SSE’s focus is always on full-year results, because the potential for volatility is always much greater in a half year period, but it is obviously encouraging that adjusted profit before tax in the […]

  • 28 August 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    BMO Offshore has won the competitive tender for providing vessel motion monitoring systems for the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm, jointly owned by SSE and RWE.  In April 2015, SSE issued a Request for Information for Vessel Motion Monitoring Systems on the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm, which will allow Marine Coordinators to ascertain vessel performance […]

  • 6 April 2012

     The Windcat 28, an 18 metre long aluminium catamaran, fresh from Kuipers Woudsend shipyard in the Netherlands is about to head to Greater Gabbard wind farm off the coast of eastern England, North Sea, Break bulk informs. The wind farm, located 25 kilometres off the coast of Suffolk, comprising of 140 wind turbines, is under […]

  • 7 February 2012
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    A2Sea’s Sea Worker has successfully installed the first two of 175 turbines at Array Offshore Wind Farm, and it is expected for them to start producing power in March, reports Businessgreen. They are the Siemens’ 3.6MW machines, which were tested at Hornsea zone and are already being used at the Burbo bank. The plan is […]

  • 15 May 2013

    Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Ltd (GGOWL), which is 50% owned by SSE, and Fluor Ltd have reached agreement on all of the outstanding claims relating to the construction of the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm. The main claim related to the quality of up to 52 upper foundations (transition pieces) supporting turbines and the quality […]

  • 1 July 2014

    ‘Dalby Swale’, the new wind farm support vessel, is preparing for its first assignment on the Greater Gabbard wind farm. In final acceptance trials yesterday the vessel achieved 34 knots top speed with noise level at under 60 db in the accommodation. ‘Dalby Swale’, the new 23m vessel built by Alicat, was delivered at the Seaworks […]

  • 20 May 2013

    Japan to See Floating Wind Turbines by End of the Year  Japan could see a floating wind and current hybrid power generation system, the world’s first, off its coast by the end of this year… Global Tech I Transformer Station Successfully Installed (Germany) Yesterday, the transformer station for the offshore wind farm Global Tech I […]