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Completion of the commissioning of the turbines is a major milestone for SSE. It is a substantial operating asset contributing a significant amount of electricity to help meet consumer demand and further diversify the UK energy portfolio with a carbon free electricity source in support of low carbon energy objectives.
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Wind turbines produce electricity by using the natural power of the wind to drive a generator.
More of our projects and assets
The wind farm project consists of:
View plans of the offshore site.
For guidelines on sailing and fishing activities within the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm, please click here.
Section 105(2) of the Energy Act 2004 requires the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform to approve a Decommissioning Programme for the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm before construction can commence. We received approval in October 2007 and a copy of the Decommissioning Programme is available for download.
The non-technical summary of the project is available for download.
The principle contractor for the project is Fluor. Fluor is constructing the balance of plant, including the installation of the wind turbines for the project. Fluor is consistently rated as one of the world’s safest contractors. The wind turbines are being manufactured by Siemens.
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