Offshore construction of the Triton
wind farm is scheduled to kick off in January 2020, with the installation
of foundations. Heavy lift crane vessel Seaway
is expected to arrive just after the turn of the new year to being the
installation of the project's 92 monopiles and transition Pieces. The vessel
is also expected to be deployed to install two offshore substation platforms.
The project's offshore construction services team for the recently moved
into new facilities at Grimsby’s
Royal Dock, 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
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