The Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm application was accepted for examination by The Planning Inspectorate on 22 April 2024. 

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Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm is the proposed extension to the operational £1.5 billion, 353-megawatt Galloper Offshore Wind Farm.

The development of Five Estuaries is part of RWE’s strategy to become carbon neutral by 2040. As one of the world’s leading players in offshore wind, RWE supports the UK Government in achieving its goal of having every single home powered by offshore wind within the next 10 years.



Five Estuaries is a proposed extension to the existing Galloper Offshore Wind Farm. The new wind farm would be split across two separate seabed areas covering 128km2 in the southern North Sea and create enough energy each year to power hundreds of thousands of homes.


The project includes up to 79 turbines with a maximum tip height of 399m and would be located approximately 37km at its closest point off the coast of south Suffolk. Coming ashore at Sandy Point between Frinton-on-Sea and Holland-on-Sea in Tendring, Essex, underground cables then travel approximately 22km to a new substation located to the west of Little Bromley. Finally connecting the power to the proposed adjacent East Anglia Connection Node substation, part of National Grid’s Norwich to Tilbury Project.

Five Estuaries Wind Farm Map 2023


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The below interactive map has been created to help explore the proposed infrastructure for Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm.


Five Estuaries is owned by a number of shareholders and RWE Renewables UK is leading the development of the project on behalf of the project partners.

Project Partners – RWE (33.33%), a Macquarie-led consortium (25%), ESB (20.83%) and Sumitomo Corporation (20.83%)