RWE says no Galloper at £155/MWh

Galloper is sited next door to Greater Gabbard

Galloper is sited next door to Greater Gabbard

It will be all but impossible to build the Galloper offshore wind farm under the draft ‘strike prices’ currently proposed by the UK government, developer RWE warned.

The UK has "got its maths wrong" over the support levels on offer claims RWE Innogy chief operating officer Paul Coffey, in another stark example of the gulf between the industry and government's views of offshore wind's viability under the country’s impending contracts-for-difference (CfD) regime.

Many in the offshore industry are counting on Galloper – jointly owned by RWE and SSE, and consented for up to 504MW – to be the next UK offshore wind project to reach a final investment decision (FID), which was expected early next year.

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