DEME wraps up Triton Knoll wind turbine installation
The wind turbine installation work at the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm has been wrapped up by DEME. The company recently installed the 90th and final wind turbine.
The company kicked off the work in January and has kept up pace with the schedule despite the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The job was completed in cooperation with Vestas, that was chosen as preferred turbine supplier for the 90, 9.5 MW turbines to generate power for the east coast offshore wind farm.
Each turbine has a greater swept area than the London Eye, measuring 187 metres from the base of the tower to the tip of the blades.
DEME further engaged Cadeler for the detailed planning of the deck layout and sea fastening of the components for the jack-up vessel. The first turbine for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm using the jack-up vessel Wind Osprey, provided by Cadeler.
Triton Knoll is an 857 MW offshore wind farm, owned by RWE (59 percent), J-Power (24 percent) and Kansai Electric Power (16 percent). RWE is constructing the project and will operate on behalf of the partnership. Triton Knoll is within the Greater Wash strategic area, located off the east coast of England, approximately 20 miles off the coast of Lincolnshire and 28 miles from the coast of north Norfolk. This is one of three ‘Round Two’ strategic areas around the coast of Great Britain, which were released for offshore wind development by The Crown Estate and the Government in 2003.