The Triton Knoll team, which won the UK’s Contract for Difference (CfD) for its 855MW offshore wind farm in September, plans to continue using Shoreline’s installation and O&M simulation tools as the project moves forward and into construction.
In late 2015, Shoreline signed an agreement with Triton Knoll. Since early 2016, Triton Knoll has used the installation and O&M simulation solutions for modelling and simulating various installation scenarios, which helped evaluate tender and contracting strategies, including vessel spreads, logistics, schedules, weather downtime and cost.
Triton Knoll Construction Lead Peder Christensen said: “Shoreline’s simulation solutions have proven to be very valuable in the development of the project. We can model and simulate many different installation scenarios quickly, and with the accuracy and detail level required.”
“We intend to use the tools for further developing our project and subsequently moving into construction,” Christensen said.
Shoreline CCO Michael Bjerrum said: “Working with the highly competent Triton Knoll team has been a pleasure for us, and they have added a lot of value to the continuous development of our simulation solutions. We look forward to continue the good cooperation into the next exiting phase.”
At the beginning of November 2017, innogy – Triton Knoll owner and developer – completed the list of preferred suppliers for the project. The offshore wind project is now progressing towards a financial investment decision in mid-2018, after which the onshore construction will start almost immediately.
Offshore construction is scheduled to commence in 2020, with the first power produced as early as in the first quarter of 2021.
Triton Knoll will feature ninety MHI Vestas 9.5MW offshore wind turbines.