The 45th wind turbine has been installed at the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm site in the UK, bringing the installation on the 90-turbine project to a halfway mark.
According to the latest update from the project, the 857 MW offshore wind farm remains on track to complete offshore construction by the end of the year. Commissioning work will continue through 2021, with final project completion set for early 2022.
DEME, using Cadeler’s Wind Osprey jack-up vessel, installed Triton Knoll’s first Vestas 9.5 MW turbine in January and, a little over a month later, the offshore wind farm produced first power.
Once fully operational, the GBP 2 billion (around EUR 2.3 billion) wind farm will be providing renewable energy for up to 800,000 households.
Triton Knoll is owned by RWE (59 per cent) and partners J-Power (25 per cent) and Kansai Electric Power (16 per cent), with RWE leading the construction on behalf of the partnership.