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SSE joint-venture wind farm receives development consent

Galloper offshore wind farm, the 50:50 joint venture between FTSE 100-listed renewable electricity and gas supplier SSE and RWE npower renewables, has received development consent from the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, an update issued by SSE on Friday has disclosed.

Galloper offshore wind farm, the 50:50 joint venture between FTSE 100-listed renewable electricity and gas supplier SSE and RWE npower renewables, has received development consent from the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, an update issued by SSE on Friday has disclosed.

The Galloper site is located 27km off the Suffolk coast, adjacent to the fully operational Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm, and has a potential capacity of up to 504 megawatts, according to SSE.

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Jim Smith, Managing Director of Renewables at SSE, commented: "We very much welcome this decision which provides important reassurance about DECC's[the Department for Energy and Climate Change]commitment to offshore wind."

He added: "As well as having the potential to generate significant amounts of renewable energy, Galloper is a major infrastructure project that will bring investment and jobs into the UK."

SSE's share price was down 0.86% to 1,610p at 13:50 on Friday.

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