First vessel departs Galloper Offshore Wind Farm base
19 Dec, 2016

– Vessel the Severn Provider left ABP Port, Lowestoft

– Preparation ahead of offshore foundation construction

– Galloper £1.5 billion, 336MW wind farm

The first Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) sailed from the Galloper Offshore Construction Base in Lowestoft ( The vessel’s departure was part of the preparation ahead of offshore foundation work starting at the 336MW wind farm being built off the coast of Suffolk. CTV’s will become a regular sight from the ABP base at Lowestoft as offshore construction ramps up over the next few months.

The Severn Provider, a 26 metre CTV, is capable of carrying up to 15 tonnes of deck cargo, and is equipped to deal with emergency situations during the construction phase. It will be managed by up to four crew and supported by the onshore team at the Offshore Construction Base, Marine Coordination Centre – the hub for all of the offshore activity during the construction of the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm.

James Fisher and Sons plc are providing the offshore and marine services during the construction of Galloper, creating up to 100 new jobs, with the vast majority based in the east coast of England.  The company is responsible for providing offshore construction site set-up; marine co-ordination, marine management system, crew transfer vessels, vessel refuelling and emergency response services.

CTV’s will journey to and from the Galloper Offshore Construction Base on a daily basis from now until early 2018. The trips are being planned with the Port of Lowestoft to avoid peak traffic times where ever possible.

For more information about the Galloper Wind Farm visit: or the Galloper project team can be contacted Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday’s 9am to 4pm by telephone on 0845 078 2941 or email

The project represents an expected investment potential of around £1.5 billion and once operational it is estimated that the average annual generation expected at the site will be equivalent to the approximate domestic needs of around 336,000 average UK households. innogy SE is leading its development and construction on behalf of the project partners