GE and Petrofac have been contracted to build onshore and offshore electrical substations for the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm, situated off the coast of Suffolk, U.K.
The contract, worth over 110 million British pounds, covers the engineering, construction and installation of a turnkey power system to connect up to 336 MW of clean energy from the project to the British grid.
The project’s construction is now fully under way and will continue throughout the year. The offshore substation is scheduled to be installed in 2017, with commercial operations for March 2018.
According to the companies, the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm will help meet the U.K.’s goal of generating 15% of the country’s electricity from renewable sources by 2020.