Works on RWE Innogy UK’s Galloper Offshore Wind Farm to Commence Today
Despite initial delays to RWE Innogy UK’s Galloper Wind Farm due to the original partner; Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) pulling out of the project last year, 3 new partners were found for the project and the works are now due to start today and take 3 years to complete.
New partners are UK Green Investment Bank, Siemens Financial Services and Australian Bank Macquarie Capital. The project has also gained capital funding from 12 other commercial banks to the tune of £540,000,000.
BBC News reported that the 56 – turbine strong project will create 700 new UK jobs during its construction, and an additional 100 jobs through maintenance works.
The farm, based off of the Suffolk coast next to the existing Greater Gabbard wind farm will generate renewable electricity for 336,000 homes.
You can read more about the project here; http://ow.ly/U7K5S