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RWE AG completes works for Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in UK [free access]

October 7, 2021

Germany-based RWE AG has completed major onshore electrical system construction works for the 857 MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm, located 32 km off the Lincolnshire coast in the UK. The works involved laying 57 km of 220 kV underground cables from the landfall location near Anderby Creek to the newly constructed Triton Knoll onshore substation near Bicker Fen. Construction and engineering company J Murphy & Sons carried out the cable installation. A further 1.8 km of 400 kV cabling was included in the scope of work to facilitate connection with the UK national grid at the existing National Grid Bicker Fen substation. Siemens Energy carried out the construction of both onshore and the offshore substations and the installation of the 400 kV cabling.

 

The wind farm generated electricity for the first time in February 2021. Presently, offshore commissioning works are ongoing for the project and with complete turbine commissioning due in 2021, the final project’s completion is expected in early 2022. Once it is fully operational, it is expected to generate clean power to cater to the needs of approximately 800,000 homes annually.

 

Triton Knoll is jointly owned by RWE (59 per cent), J-Power (25 per cent) and Kansai Electric Power (16 per cent), with RWE leading the wind farm’s construction and the long-term operation and maintenance works on behalf of the project partners.