Triton Knoll reaches turbine commissioning completion

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 13/01/2022 RWE

Turbine commissioning at
Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm has been completed on schedule. Once fully operational, the 857 MW project is expected to generate enough electricity to meet the needs of around 800,000 homes each year.

Triton Knoll is jointly owned by RWE (59%), J-Power (25%) and Kansai Electric Power (16%), with RWE leading both the wind farm’s construction and the long-term operation and maintenance works on behalf of the project partners. The offshore wind farm generated its first electricity in February 2021. It is is located 32 kilometres off the Lincolnshire coast and features 90 turbines, each one up to 187 metres tall and with blades over 80 metres long.  

Julian Garnsey, Project Director for RWE and Triton Knoll, said: “I am very proud of the Triton Knoll team’s achievement in completing the commissioning of the turbines on this nationally significant infrastructure project. The construction team has shown a huge amount of resilience in reaching this milestone. I want to thank our supply chain partners and all those that have worked so hard on our sites to keep the project on track, despite the many challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.”

The project represents an investment of around £2 billion that includes construction of the wind farm and the grid connection. RWE led the wind farm’s development as well as construction and will also operate and maintain it on behalf of the project partners.

Triton Knoll will be serviced from the specially constructed Triton Knoll Operations & Maintenance base being expanded to become the new "Grimsby Hub" facility, supporting both existing and future RWE-operated projects. This new facility has the potential to create around 60 new, local jobs plus indirect jobs required in support of the facilities.

Alongside
Triton Knoll, RWE is constructing the 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm and is progressing four extension projects in the UK, with a combined potential installed capacity of around 2.6 GW (RWE’s pro rata share is 1.3 GW.).

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