Case Study

Galloper Wind farm was a Joint venture between RWE and SSE to construct on offshore wind farm off the cost of East Anglia, creating a renewable supply of up to 340MV of sustainable electricity.

Working directly for Galloper Wind Farm Limited, Three Shires Limited undertook various ecological contracting works at Greater Gabbard Substation.

Three Shires were appointed as Principal Contractor for the duration of works, taking responsibility for delivering a complex series of mitigation measures in an extremely safety critical environment.

Prior to commencing works Three Shires developed a highly detailed Safe System of Work to address the exceptionally challenging environment, which featured UXOs on-site, adjacent working to Sizewell Nuclear Power Station, underground and OHL services and adjacent working to HV substation all within complex consents framework.

Works included:

  • Supply and installation of 3076 meters of Temporary Reptile Fencing
  • Construction of 2 Hibernacula, Capped with Specialist Acidic Topsoil and Seeding.
  • 800 metres of Stock Fencing
  • 4 no. access gates
  • Extensive Destructive Search
  • Compound Construction
  • Climbing Bat Inspections
  • Soft and Sectional Felling
  • Relocation of Bat Features to Reatained Trees
  • Timber Extraction
  • Timber Marketing
  • Site Management