Triton Knoll preps for offshore construction

by Tom Russell in Ports Windfarms 13/12/2019 4C Offshore


Offshore construction of the
Triton Knoll offshore wind farm is scheduled to kick off in January 2020, with the installation of foundations. Heavy lift crane vessel Seaway Strashnov 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 Knoll is 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
V164-9.5 MW 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

For more information on wind farm developments,
click here. Alternatively, click here for our interactive map of offshore wind farms, infrastructure and ports.

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