Greater Gabbard is a 504MW offshore wind power project. The project is located in North Sea, England, the UK. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in September 2012. Buy the profile here.

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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 1,898,467MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 530,000 households, offsetting 1,000,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

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 engineering procurement construction 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.

RWE Renewables UK Swindon and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

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About Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds

Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited (GGOWL), is a offshore wind farm development and installation company. GGOWL is involved in the production of electricity based on wind. It operates 504MW offshore wind farm at the Inner Gabbard and Galloper sites, located off the coast of Suffolk. The company is a joint-venture between SSE Renewables Holdings(UK) Ltd and RWE Renewables UK Swindon Ltd. It supplies electricity under power purchase agreement to SSE Energy Supply Ltd and RWE Renewables UK Swindon Ltd. GGOWL is headquartered in Reading, the UK.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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