VBMS Completes Cable Laying Works on Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

VBMS has installed the final inter-array cable on the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm off Suffolk, UK.

The 56th and final inter-array cable, manufactured by JDR, was laid on Tuesday, 22 August by the cable laying vessel CLV Ndurance, equipped with the HD3 plough.

Galloper offshore wind farm, located approximately 30 kilometres off the coast of Suffolk, is an extension of the existing and fully operational Greater Gabbard and will comprise 56 Siemens wind turbines, each with a capacity of 6MW.

Project partner innogy SE is leading the development and construction of the GBP 1.5 billion wind farm on behalf of all of the project partners, including Siemens Financial Services, UK Green Investment Bank, and Macquarie Capital.

The offshore construction phase started in June 2016 and is expected to be completed in late 2017. The wind farm is expected to be commissioned in early 2018.