EHV Cable Systems specialist VolkerInfra (VI) has been announced by GE’s Grid Solutions, a division of GE Energy Connections, as the provider for the substation interconnectors and onshore export cables at the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm.
The £5+m contract will see VI design, supply, install and pre-commission test two 132kV onshore export cables (5300m cable in total), six No 132kV cable circuits in the Galloper substation (1350m in total), two 132kV cables to connect Galloper to a new substation at Sizewell (1660m in total), two 132kV offshore cables (180m in total) and six 33kV circuits totalling 1200m of cable.
Technical development director, Peter Cooke said: “Following on from the successful delivery of our first 132kV project for GE’s Grid Solutions at Salle Substation, we are really excited to have been selected to support them on this much larger and more complex scheme. It is testament to the work we have been doing with other clients and another success for us.
“We are looking forward to establishing our site presence later this month.”
Galloper Offshore Wind Farm is an extension of the existing and fully operational Greater Gabbard Wind Farm, off the coast of Suffolk. The wind farm, which has grid connection secured, has an average annual generation capacity equivalent to the domestic needs of up to 336,000 average UK households.
Up to 700 jobs will be created during construction and around 90 during operation of the new wind farm.