Planning Approval has been granted for Galloper Offshore Wind Farm’s Operations and Maintenance base in Harwich. The base will be home to a team of around 60 people who will operate and maintain the 353MW wind farm which lies approximately 30km off the coast of Suffolk and is expected to generate enough green energy to power the equivalent of 380,700 homes.
The facility will comprise a control room to monitor and control all wind farm activity, a purpose built pontoon for project vessels plus warehousing and office facilities including a gym. Due to start on site by the end of the year, construction of the building and pontoon is expected to be completed in late 2019.
Sean Chenery, Galloper Wind Farm O&M manager said: “This is great news, not just for Galloper Offshore Wind Farm but also Harwich, Tendring and the wider East coast as it secures long-term jobs and a significant investment for the area.”
The project is our second building of this type for the energy company, innogy, following the completion of the Gwynt Y Môr Wind Farm Control Building at Mostyn Docks in 2015.
For further images and to read more about the Operations and Maintenance base visit our project page.