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SSE and RWE npower renewables are currently developing the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm in the North Sea, off the Suffolk Coast.

The wind farm project consists of:

  • 140 x 3.6 MW  wind turbines manufactured by Siemens;
  • The wind turbines are interconnected by buried subsea cables, these cables are then connected to one of the two offshore substations;
  • 2 x Offshore sub stations;
  • Three 45km long cables, known as export cables, bringing power onshore;
  • A connection to the national transmission network at Sizewell, Suffolk; and
  • An operations base in Lowestoft employing 45 people.

Greater Gabbard

Renewable Energy Asset Name:Greater Gabbard (Under Construction)
Location:Lowestoft - Suffolk
Landing Point of Export Cable:Sizewell
Distance From Shore (Miles):14 miles
Construction Start Date:2008
Commissioned Date:ongoing
Number of Turbines/Devices:140
Size of Area Taken Up (KM2):70km2
Total Capacity:504
Granted Safety Zones Surrounding Structures?yes
Size of Granted Safety Zones(Metres):50m
Emergency ContactGlynn Fereday +44(0)777 5664955