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Final turbine installed at Galloper offshore wind farm off East Anglian coast

PUBLISHED: 10:34 22 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:57 22 December 2017

The final turbine has been installed at the Galloper offshore wind farm, off the coast of Suffolk.

All 56 have now been fitted on the 353MW project, which generated power for the first time on November 5, though the construction will not be completed until May 2018.

It will eventually be capable of generating enough power for more than 380,000 homes.

Project director Toby Edmonds said: “We only installed the first turbine in May of this year so it’s great to get it wrapped up in time for Christmas.

“At 180 metres tall, these are the biggest offshore wind turbines we’ve installed to date plus we’ve installed them in water up to 36 metres deep, so it’s quite a feat of engineering and construction.

“This is a superb achievement made possible by a great team and great contract partners. Our focus now is to finish off commissioning works and get to full power in 2018.”

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