Siemens has appointed BAM Nuttall as the main contractor to complete the civils work on the onshore substation phase of the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm project, in Lincolnshire.
The contract will see BAM Nuttall complete civil and building works including foundations for the transformer, shunt reactor and AIS equipment as well as constructing the internal road, fence and internal drainage works at the new onshore substation being built at Bicker Fen.
The Triton Knoll wind farm, 32 kilometers off the Lincolnshire coast, will have a maximum installed generation capacity of 857MW, once fully operational.
A number of subcontractors have already been appointed by Siemens, which is leading the work to design, supply and build the onshore substation and connection into the nearby National Grid substation or Triton Knoll. These include several firms local to the Lincolnshire site.
Companies completing minor civils work, piling and electrical work have been appointed from Lincoln, Boston and Newark. In addition, Lincolnshire firms are already on-site completing drainage works. Additionally, all the archaeology supervision and necessary works are also being completed by companies local to Lincoln.
The first phase of work at Bicker Fen is near completion including the main access road, substation platform and access to the existing National Grid substation on the site Siemens said. Next phase which includes piling works, has already started and main civil works will start in early May.
“The construction of our extensive onshore electrical system – the network responsible for delivering renewable electricity to over 800,000 UK homes - is shaping up well, and I am delighted that UK companies are very much at the heart of this activity,'' Julian Garnsey, Project Director for Triton Knoll and innogy, said.
“I’m particularly pleased to see that the commitment of our Triton Knoll project, to support the UK offshore wind supply chain through investments within the UK, is fully supported by our primary contractor Siemens, I’m delighted to welcome BAM Nuttall and look forward to celebrating even more contractors to the project in future.”