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Fred. Olsen Windcarrier joins Galloper team

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Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has been awarded a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) for the transport and installation of wind turbines on the Galloper offshore wind farm. The company's jack-up vessel, Bold Tern will be joining the project to ensure timely completion and will be on contract for at least 30 days with options.

Bold Tern will mobilise in early September from the Port of Esbjerg, heading to site with a full deck of SWT 6.0-154 turbine components before heading to the Port of Hull to continue operations.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier stated time and cost for mobilisation have been significantly reduced by reengineering the existing grillage from the Veja Mate installation project, which was completed in the German EEZ earlier this summer.

"This is a perfect demonstration of industry pulling together to advance a positive outcome for a project located on a site which is known to have some challenging characteristics. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier is looking forward to bringing our experience and capabilities to the project, working with the local supply chain in the East of England"
said Martin Degen, Commercial Manger, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.

The construction of Galloper is scheduled to be complete by spring 2018 and once operational it is expected to meet the needs of approximately 300,000 households.

Swire Blue Ocean's jack-up installation vessel Pacific Orca is installing the turbines at the site, operating from the Outer Harbour of the Port of Great Yarmouth.

innogy is leading the development and construction of Galloper on behalf of its partners the UK Green Investment Bank, Siemens Financial Services, Sumitomo Corporation and Macquarie Capital.

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