The Galloper offshore wind farm has now reached the half-way mark, as the 28th of the 56 turbines was installed over the weekend. Turbine installation is being carried out by Swire Blue Oceans jack-up installation vessel Pacific Orca which is operating from the Outer Harbour of the Port of Great Yarmouth and has the capacity to install up to five turbines in each trip. The vessel is also being supported by Fred. Olsens Windcarriers Bold Tern which was mobilized in early September. VBMS successfully installed the 56 array cables to connect the Siemens SWT-6.0-154 turbines over the summer. The work was carried out by the companys cable lay vessel Ndurance which was equipped with a HD3 plough to simultaneously lay and bury 70km of cable. The project represents an investment potential of around £1.5bn, with a capacity of 336MW. Construction is scheduled to continue until early 2018 ahead of full commissioning which is expected next spring. Once operational the project is anticipated to meet the needs of approximately 300,000 households.