Seaway Heavy Lifting's crane lift vessel Seaway
has arrived on the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm for foundation installation
Seaway Heavy Lifting was awarded the contract to transport and install
all 90 turbine monopiles and transition pieces plus the two substation
monopiles and topsides. The foundations were manufactured by SIF/Smulders
in the Netherlands. The 2,185 ton substation topsides were also manufactured
The project's offshore construction services team recently moved into new
facilities at Grimsby’s
establishing headquarters for offshore construction. The base will manage
the offshore technicians, crews and vessels which will be active on site
during construction. The project developers are also progressing with construction
of the larger Operations & Maintenance base office and separate warehousing
facilities, from where it will manage the long term operations of the project.
Located 32km off the coast of Lincolnshire in the east of England, Triton
being owned by innogy (59%), J-Power (25%), and Kansai Electric Power (16%)
with innogy managing the construction as well as the long-term operation
and maintenance works, on behalf of its project partners.
The wind farm will feature 90
turbines mounted on monopile foundations connected by over 100km of cabling.
The wind farm is expected to produce first power in 2021. Once fully operational,
it will be capable of generating enough renewable energy to power the equivalent
of over 800,000 typical UK households
a 183m vessel with a lift capability of 5,000 tons. It is expected to be
on the site until early summer, when it will move to Borssele
to install the substation foundation and topside.
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