Lowestoft gets Galloper O&M nod

Galloper would be sister project to Greater Gabbard

Galloper would be sister project to Greater Gabbard

The UK port of Lowestoft will be the O&M base for the 340MW Galloper offshore wind farm, the project’s developer has comfirmed.

Lowestoft – in Suffolk, eastern England – is already home to operations for Galloper’s sister-project, the already-operating Greater Gabbard.

Port operator ABP said Lowestoft’s old fish market, next door to the Greater Gabbard base, will be converted to accommodate Galloper’s needs.

Galloper is a co-development by UK utility SSE and Germany’s RWE.

But the project – the next big UK offshore wind farm in the pipeline – has been placed under a cloud by SSE’s decision to put its activities in the sector under review over government policy concerns.

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