Triton Knoll Offshore Substations Start Taking Shape

Triton Knoll has given an update on the construction of the two offshore substations destined for the 860MW offshore wind project.

According to Triton Knoll, a transition piece for the offshore substation has left the construction hall at Smulders’ Wallsend facility in the UK. The company has now commenced the offshore substation foundation work.

Additionally, the Scottish JGC has completed the manufacture of several offshore container modules which will house critical electrical equipment for the project’s offshore substations.

The modules are purpose-built to cope with the rigors of the offshore environment and have now been fitted onto the decks of each of the project’s two offshore substations, the company reported.

“We are delighted to see the progress made with these critical components of the Triton Knoll project, and that UK manufacturing skills are contributing so significantly to a project, capable of generating renewable energy for the equivalent of over 800,000 homes,” said Julian Garnsey, Project Director for Triton Knoll and innogy.

Both of the project’s offshore substation platforms and each of the turbine foundations will be fitted with davit crane units by Granada Materials Handling.

Triton Knoll will feature 90 MHI Vestas 9.5MW turbines located off the UK’s East Coast. The 860MW project, owned by innogy, J-Power and Kansai Electric Power, is scheduled to enter the offshore construction phase in the first quarter of 2020.

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