GIG acquired a 25 per cent interest in Westermost Rough offshore wind farm from Marubeni Corporation. GIG is a member of a consortium with Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (MEIF5) and the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) that already owns a 25 per cent stake in Westermost Rough. Ørsted also owns a 50 per cent interest in the project.
Located 8km off the Holderness coast in the United Kingdom, the 210 MW wind farm comprises 35 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy 6 MW direct-drive turbines and has been in commercial operation since June 2015. Westermost Rough represented the first commercial deployment of the 6 MW turbine anywhere in the world and was GIG’s and Marubeni’s first investment in a UK offshore wind project at the construction stage. Together, GIG and Macquarie have invested in almost half of the UK’s offshore wind capacity.