The Galloper offshore wind farm has underlined its green credentials with an award in recognition of its improved environmental performance.
It received the ISO 14001 certification, an internationally-recognised Environmental Management System (EMS), which if achieved, highlights continuous improvement and reduced environmental impact.
The wind farm is a 353MW project located 27km off the coast of Suffolk and represents an investment of around £1.5 billion.
It is expected to generate enough electricity to meet the needs of more than 380,000 average households in the UK.
Guy Middleton, Galloper General Manager said: “Successfully completing this process has been a great opportunity for Galloper to verify current working practices against a renowned and respected industry benchmark. As an offshore wind farm, we are 100% committed to continuously improving our performance to reduce environmental impact.”
The certification was awarded to the Galloper team by Lloyds Register, which added: “The system has developed very well since stage one and has been seen to be performing at a good level, particularly for a newly implemented system.”
The offshore wind farm is owned by RWE Renewables (25%), Siemens Financial Services (25%), Sumitomo (12.5%) and ESB (12.5%) and a consortium managed by Green Investment Group and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (25%).