Tuesday 6 September 2016

UK approves 900MW offshore wind farm grid works

UK approves 900MW offshore wind farm grid works

Consent has been granted for an offshore wind farm in the Humber region.

Business, Energy and Industrial Secretary Greg Clark approved the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm's electrical connection to the grid.

That means the project can now progress into the next Contract for Difference auction process.

Once fully operational, the 900MW site could potentially power 800,000 UK homes. It is expected to create 800 jobs during its construction and 220 permanent roles once it is up and running.

Melissa Read, Triton Knoll Consent Delivery Manager said: “Triton Knoll has the potential to be a real catalyst for supply chain and economic growth in the Greater Lincolnshire, Humber and East Coast regions and is already working locally and regionally to help develop the supply chain and establish a lasting regional economic legacy."

The wind farm is a joint venture between innogy (50%) and Statkraft (50%), with the former company managing the project.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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