All systems go at 500MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind

UK utility SSE says all the turbines at its 500MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm have now been commissioned and are exporting electricity, despite its developer’s ongoing dispute with EPC contractor Fluor.

The 140-turbine wind farm, off eastern England, is operated by Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Limited (GGOWL) – a 50/50 joint venture between SSE and RWE Innogy-owned npower renewable.

SSE says that GGOWL remains in a contractual dispute with Fluor relating to the quality of up to 52 upper foundations (transition pieces) supporting turbines, the quality of up to 35 lower foundations supporting the same machines, and the ability of the structures to operate for their entire design life.

“In line with a prudent approach to safety, GGOWL has established a number Log in to read complete article.

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