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UK trio in line for Galloper base

RG Carter, Jackson Civil Engineering and Farrans preferred bidders

UK trio in line for Galloper base image

Three UK companies have been named as preferred bidders to build the £7m operations and maintenance (O&M) base and associated infrastructure at the port of Harwich for Innogy's 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm off the UK east coast.

RG Carter will build the O&M building and Jackson Civil Engineering Group the access roads, while Farrans Construction will fabricate and install the pontoon.

Innogy said a planning application is currently being progressed for the O&M base and if that is successful and the development is given the green light, the three construction contracts will become 'live'.

A decision on the planning application is expected later this summer, it added.

Galloper O&M manager Sean Chenery (pictured, centre) said: “The O&M base will be the hub for all of the activity to maintain and operate the wind farm over its 23 year life.

“Therefore these contracts and the construction of the base would signify the beginning of a major long-term investment and jobs boost for the area.”

RG Carter director and general manager James Wilson (pictured, left) said: “RG Carter is delighted to have been given the opportunity to be a part of this innovative project. 

“This facility will not only benefit the local community but will also involve substantial investment into the local economy for years to come.”

Image: Innogy

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