Christmas wind fall for Mission to Seafarers
18 Dec, 2017
  • £12,000 donation by Galloper project
  • Charity cares for seafarers around the world
  • Significant donation made to charity’s Great Yarmouth centre

The Great Yarmouth branch of a worldwide charity that supports seafarers is celebrating Christmas early this year after receiving a cracking £12,000 donation from the Galloper offshore wind farm project. The Mission to Seafarers is a world-wide charity established since 1856 and entirely funded by charitable donations. It’s aim is to support merchant seafarers around the globe, who may encounter problems such as piracy, shipwreck, abandonment or separation from loved ones.

Port Chaplain Rev Peter Paine and Peter Scott-Andrews, Galloper Offshore Windfarm Pre-Assembly Site Manager. Pic by TMS Media

The donation was made today, on behalf of Galloper, by Peter Scott-Andrews, the project’s turbine Pre-Assembly Site Manager, and received by the Reverend Peter Paine who runs the Great Yarmouth Seafarers centre. Most of the turbine components installed on the Galloper project were pre-assembled at the Siemens turbine assembly base in Great Yarmouth.  The donation was raised after metal from surplus project components was sold for recycling.

Galloper Project Director, Toby Edmonds, said: “It has been an honour to gift this donation of just over £12,000 to the Great Yarmouth Seafarers centre. Leading the construction of a major offshore wind farm, and managing the turbine assembly from Great Yarmouth, it was a natural choice to donate to the Mission, which provides such valuable support for seafarers around the world.

He added: “Whilst the construction of the project is coming to an end and we’re departing from Great Yarmouth, we are very pleased to be able to leave this legacy to the local branch of the Mission. I would also like to pay credit to the Galloper team members based in Great Yarmouth who came up with this brilliant suggestion. It’s a very worthwhile cause.”

Commenting on behalf of the Great Yarmouth Sea Farers Centre, Reverend Peter Paine said:

“This wonderful donation to Great Yarmouth Seafarers centre from the Galloper wind farm project will be distributed within Great Yarmouth maritime sector, and to help other local charities. I would like to thank the project team on behalf of the seafaring community for thinking of us. The donation with leave a lasting legacy in the Great Yarmouth.”

The Galloper wind farm, which generated power for the first time on 5th November, will eventually be capable of generating enough power for over 380,000 homes[1]. Construction of the 353MW project, which is being built off the coast of Suffolk, is expected to be finished in Spring 2018.

The project is owned by innogy SE, Macquarie Capital, Sumitomo Corporation, and Siemens Financial Services. innogy is leading the project construction on behalf of the partners, and is one of the leading renewable developers in the world, with a significant installed renewables capacity of 3.7GW. Currently innogy has more than 0.9GW of installed capacity in offshore wind, with six offshore wind farms in operation, two currently in construction including Galloper, and a number in development.

For more information on the Mission to Seafarers go to:

Energy predicted to be generated by the proposal is derived using wind speeds monitored in the local area and correlating to suitable reanalysis weather data providing longer term data. The calculations are based on an installed capacity of up to 336MW. The energy capture predicted and hence derived homes equivalent or emissions savings figures may change as further data are gathered. Equivalent homes supplied is based on an annual electricity consumption per home of 4500 kWh. This figure is supported by recent domestic electricity consumption data available from The Digest of UK Energy Statistics and household figures from the UK Statistics Authority.