Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has been awarded from Petrofac an AFC contract for fabricating the substation platform for Galloper Wind Farm Limited (GWFL).
Heerema Hartlepool is fabricating the unmanned offshore substation platform. Project engineering and procurement are being undertaken by Petrofac as part of the GE Petrofac Consortium.
The Galloper Offshore Wind Farm is an extension to the Greater Gabbard Wind Farm, but is being developed as an entirely separate entity. In 2008, the Greater Gabbard topsides transformer platform was Heerema Hartlepool’s first EPC project in the offshore wind energy sector.
The Galloper substation platform will connect turbine generators to a single Offshore Substation Platform (OSP) by subsea array cables. The OSP will be linked to the onshore transition joint bay near Sizewell by two subsea export cables. The offshore site is located within the outer Thames Estuary, 27 kilometres off the Suffolk coast with water depths of 27 to 39 metres.
Sail away of the platform is scheduled early in 2017.
Image: Signing of the Galloper contract (photo credit: Heerema FG)
Source: Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG)