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Triton Knoll finds O&M home

Grimsby’s Royal Dock has been confirmed as the offshore construction, operations and maintenance facility for the 857MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.

The developers have signed an eagerly awaited port lease with Associated British Ports (ABP) in Grimsby. A new O&M base will be built across four acres of prime port location creating over 70 direct, high-skilled jobs as well as other indirect roles. Tendering for a contractor to build the facility is also underway, and due to be concluded later this Summer.

The port will support regular, long-term vessel movements, including service operations vessels and crew transfer vessels, during both the construction and operations phases spanning 20-25 years.

Julian Garnsey, project director for Triton Knoll and innogy, said: “We are very pleased to be establishing our long term home in what could be considered to be the hub of the offshore wind industry. The recent Offshore Sector Deal sets out the huge potential of offshore wind to create up to 27,000 high skilled jobs in UK coastal communities. Continued commitment to new and expanding facilities such as ours with ABP, means we can deliver even greater investment into coastal communities and businesses, where jobs and economic regeneration are most needed."

Located 32km off the coast of Lincolnshire in the east of England,
Triton Knoll is being developed by Innogy (59%), J-Power (25%) and Kansai Electric Power (16%). The wind farm will feature 90 V164-9.5 MW turbines with monopile foundations as well as two Offshore Transformer Modules (OTM) and over 100km of cabling.

The wind farm will enter offshore construction in the first half of 2020 with first power anticipated in 2021. Once fully operational, it will be capable of generating enough renewable energy for the equivalent of over 800,000 typical UK households

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