The first of a total of 90 wind turbine foundations was installed in the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.
The installation of the first steel monopile, weighing about 600 tons, and its transition piece were made by Seaway7’s Seaway Strashnov ship.
The ship was commissioned to transport and install all the wind turbine foundations, as well as the two offshore wind farm substations and their foundations.
“Our first good weather window of the year offered us a great opportunity and I am happy to confirm that the first monopod and the transition piece have been installed safely and securely on the Triton Knoll”, She said Julian Garnsey, project director for Triton Knoll and Innogy.
“We will continue to continue with the foundations schedule, when the weather permits, and we will look forward to installing the project’s substations and offshore cables by the end of summer”, Garnsey She said.
The offshore wind farm will feature 90 9.5 MW MHI Vestas turbines. The 860MW project, located over 32 kilometers from the Lincolnshire coast, is jointly owned by Innogy, J-Power and Kansai Electric Power.
Innogy manages the construction of the project and the long-term operation and maintenance operations, on behalf of its project partners.
The offshore wind farm is expected to be put into operation in 2021.