First Foundation In at Triton Knoll

The first of the total of 90 wind turbine foundations has been installed at the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.

Image source: Triton Knoll
Photo of the first installed Triton Knoll foundation
Image source: Triton Knoll

The installation of the first steel monopile, weighing some 600 tonnes, and its transition piece was done by Seaway7’s heavy-lift vessel Seaway Strashnov.

The vessel has been contracted to transport and install all wind turbine foundations, as well as the wind farm’s two offshore substations and their foundations.

“Our first clear weather window of the year has presented us with a great opportunity, and I’m delighted to confirm that the first monopile and transition piece have been safely and successfully installed at Triton Knoll,” said Julian Garnsey, project director for Triton Knoll and innogy.

“We will continue to press ahead with the foundations programme, as the weather permits, and look forward to installation of the project’s offshore substations and cables later this summer,” Garnsey said.

The offshore wind farm will feature 90 MHI Vestas 9.5MW turbines. The 860MW project, located over 32 kilometers off the Lincolnshire coast, is jointly owned by innogy, J-Power and Kansai Electric Power.

Innogy is managing the project construction and long-term operation and maintenance works, on behalf of its project partners.

The offshore wind farm is expected to be put into operation in 2021.