Heerema secured a £20 million contract to manufacture and build the topside and jacket for the offshore sub-station of the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm. In delivering this contract, Heerema will be working from its yard in Hartlepool, and will also seek to use supply-chain facilities from within the Teesside and North East Region.
Employment Impacts: The Galloper Offshore Wind Farm project is expected to support up to 250 direct jobs at Heerema over a 15 to 18-month manufacturing period. In addition, this contract is expected to support up to a further 100 jobs within Heerema’s supply chain, with many of these jobs expected to be located in Teesside and the North East. This contract will help to provide long-term sustainability to energy-related employment in the region, in addition to increasing overall confidence in the offshore sector.