RWE/Statkraft – Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm 900 MW – Lincolnshire - Project Profile
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Triton Knoll offshore wind farm Ltd, (Triton Knoll) a subsidiary of RWE Innogy UK (RWE) and Statkraft is planning to undertake the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm project in the North Sea 32km from the Lincolnshire coast, the UK.
The project involves the construction of an offshore wind farm between 600MW and 900 MW. The project will be developed in three phases. It includes the construction of a substation and other related infrastructure and the installation of up to 288 wind turbines and undersea cables.
RWE has shortlisted three locations including a site off the A52 in the vicinity of Skegness industrial estate, an area off Marsh Lane near Orby, and an area just west of Skegness on land between the A52 and A158 for the development of the project.The Electrical System is connected with the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm.
Natural Power and Strutt & Parker LLP has been appointed as consultants for the project.
Royal HaskoningDHV (RHDHV) secured a contract from RWE and Statkraft to provide project management and technical consultancy in ecology, transport planning, marine mammals, habitat regulations and many other areas.
In July 2013, RWE secured development consent order (DCO) for the offshore array component from the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
The project was earlier planned with the capacity of 1,200MW. However, in January 2014, the plans were revised and the capacity was scaled down between 600MW and 900MW. The exact capacity of the wind farm and its phases are yet to be finalized.
Osborne Clarke has been appointed as the legal advisor for the project.
Offshore environmental surveys at the offshore wind farm location were completed in 2008 and onshore in 2009. The consultation on onshore substation options was completed in 2010 and formal consultation on the offshore components of the project was concluded in 2011.
In February 2015, RWE Innogy and Statkraft have signed an agreement to jointly develop the project.
In May 2015, the Planning Inspectorate formally accepted the application for a development consent order for Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Electrical System (TKES). The decision to accept the application for examination confirms that the wind farm proposals have been correctly submitted.
On June 17, 2015, the Triton Knoll Electrical System has been accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS).This means that all the previous submissions and consultations of the project have been accepted and the decision stage on the project has been reached.
On July 21, 2015, Lincolnshire City Council instructed PINS to stop the planning process over Triton Knoll Electrical System stating there is a danger of duplication of engineering works and additional disruption for local residents.
RPS Group plc was appointed as EIA consultant, Wessex Archaeology Ltd as archaeology consultant, Spaven Consulting as aviation and radar consultant, LDA design as landscape consultant and ABP Marine Environment Research as an environmental consultant.
Roger Tym and partner was appointed by RPS Group plc to provide socio-economic for environmental study, 6 Alpha Associates Ltd and Atkins as a geotechnical consultant, Shoreline as study consultant and Danbrit Ship Management Ltd as a surveyor and provide fisheries liaison services.
KBR Inc was awarded FEED contract to design for environment assessment and planning application, ECON Ecological Consultancy as ornithology assessment for environment study, Bibby HydroMap for geophysical survey, Gardline Hydro surveyor for cable routes and extended suite and Strategic Marine Services Ltd for shipping and navigation services.
In September 2016, RWE and Statkraft are obtained planning consent for the electrical system.
On November 14, 2016, survey works commenced for offshore cable installation of the project.
RWE is expected to secure subsidy contract at the next CfD auction scheduled for 2017.
On March 24, 2017, Land Drainage Services has secured a contract from RWE and Statkraft. The scope of the contract is to provide liaison services between the project and local landowners.
In April 2017, RWE and Statkraft awarded the contract to Dalcour Maclaren.The scope of work is to manage land transactions.
In June 2017, Allen Archaeology appointed as an archaeological consultant to undertake archaeological trial trenching with cabling works.
Archaeological trial trenching works are underway.
The project involves the construction of an offshore wind farm between 600 and 900 MW in the North Sea 32km from the Lincolnshire coast, the UK.
The US$4,348 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a wind farm in the First phase
2. Construction of a wind farm in the Second phase
3. Construction of a wind farm in the Third phase
4. Construction of a substation
5. Installation of up to 288 wind turbines
6. Laying of 60km undersea cables
7. Construction of related infrastructureReasons To Buy