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November 5, 2021

Greater Gabbard, UK

By Carmen

Greater Gabbard is a 504MW offshore wind power project. The project is located in North Sea, England, the UK. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in September 2012.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Offshore 504 504 Active England, the UK Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds

Description

The project was developed by Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds. The project is co-owned by RWE Renewables UK Swindon and SSE, with their respective ownership stake of 50% each.

The wind turbines in the project are installed on fixed foundations. An array of monopile foundations feature in the project.

The project generates 1,898,467.2MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 530,000 households, offsetting 1,000,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $1,701.1m.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in September 2012.

Power Purchase Agreement

RWE Renewables UK Swindon and SSE Energy Supply are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

Fluor was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 140 units of SWT-3.6-107 turbines, each with 3.6MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the wind power project. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2013, for a period of 10 years.

About Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds

Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited, (GGOWL) is a UK based offshore wind farm development and installation company. GGOWL is established as a joint venture partnership between Airtricity and npower renewables. The company has its business activities in the UK. GGOWL engages in production of electricity based on wind. Moreover, It engaged in the construction of wind turbins. GGOWL is a subsidiary of Npower Renewables Limited. All the above, It supplies power to customers in Suffolk. Earlier, GGOWL was a subsidiary of Airtricity, Inc and Fluor International, Ltd. Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited is headquartered in Guildford , the UK.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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