Lincolnshire design consultancy Land Drainage Services Ltd (LDS) has been awarded a contract extension by Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm to provide a long-term liaison service between the project and its local landowners.
The contract is seen as essential to balancing the needs and interests of both Triton Knoll and its land owners, as it prepares for the future installation of the wind farm’s underground export cable and infrastructure.
Triton Knoll has consent to install almost 60 kilometres of onshore underground export cable, an intermediate electrical compound at Orby, and a new substation at Bicker Fen.
During the preparation for construction and into the work itself, the project will need to continually liaise with well over 120 separate landowners and occupiers.
LDS’s Neil Whitehead has been working with Triton Knoll since 2015, and he will remain a key contact for landowners throughout the project’s delivery.
Triton Knoll project director James Cotter said: “Land Drainage Services has demonstrated a real understanding of the project and the importance of putting land owners first, and has forged a positive and trusted reputation with local landowners. This is an important role representing the project on the ground, and we feel confident LDS will continue to deliver this to the best of their abilities.”
The 900MW Triton Knoll will be located approximately 32km off the Lincolnshire coast and 50km off the coast of North Norfolk. The wind farm is being developed as a joint venture between Innogy Renewables UK Ltd (innogy) (50%) and Statkraft (50%), with innogy managing the project on behalf of the partnership.