Peter Aldous MP attends meeting where Galloper Wind Farm confirms the ABP Port of Lowestoft as its Operations and Maintenance base.
Waveney MP Peter Aldous formally opened a meeting this morning where it was confirmed that Galloper Offshore Wind Farm Limited is signing an agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP) to locate its Operations and Maintenance (O&M) base at the Port of Lowestoft. The port is already home to the O&M base for Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm and will now become home of the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm O&M team for the operating life time of the wind farm.
The old fish market in Lowestoft, adjacent to the existing Grater Gabbard O&M base will be converted to accommodate the base. The local area will benefit from the approximate £3.5 million conversion..
Peter Aldous commented:
“It’s great news that Galloper Wind Farm have confirmed that the Port of Lowestoft will be their operations and maintenance base. This long term commitment reinforces Lowestoft’s position as an emerging hub for the offshore renewables sector and will help bring jobs and infrastructure investment to the area.”
The investment into the Port of Lowestoft is Galloper’s highest value, long term contract awarded to date and reinforces the company’s commitment to investing in the East Anglian area.