The Triton Knoll offshore wind project in the UK has generated its first power.
According to RWE, the milestone follows the delivery of vital onshore and offshore electrical infrastructure on schedule, and despite the challenges of constructing during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The project will now kick off a period of rigorous testing and commissioning, while it continues to install the remainder of its 90 Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines.
“The successful first generation is a fantastic achievement for our Triton Knoll project, which has delivered first power on schedule while coping with the many challenges posed by the Corona pandemic,” said Sven Utermöhlen, Chief Operating Officer Wind Offshore Global, RWE Renewables.
“We are well on track to complete turbine commissioning in 2021, with final project completion of Triton Knoll in early 2022.”
DEME Group installed the first turbine at the 857 MW wind farm located over 32 kilometers off the Lincolnshire coast in January.
The project is jointly owned by RWE (59%), J-Power (25%) and Kansai Electric Power (16%), with RWE leading the construction and the long-term O&M works on behalf of the project partners.