Dalcour Maclaren wins land management contract for Triton Knoll

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 4 Apr 2017

A LEADING British firm has been appointed to manage land transactions as the giant Triton Knoll offshore wind farm project prepares for construction.

The joint venture partnership has confirmed it is progressing well in preparation for starting onshore construction, and has awarded its latest contract to Dalcour Maclaren for land agent services.

Dalcour Maclaren is a leading UK chartered surveying company, specialising in the utility and infrastructure sector.

It has helped deliver neighbouring Race Bank for Dong Energy and is engaged by Forewind for Dogger Bank

ROUTE: Triton Knoll's cable corridor across Lincolnshire.

Triton Knoll project director James Cotter said: “We’re very pleased that Dalcour Maclaren is supporting our project team. It’s important to Triton Knoll that, as we undertake survey works and prepare for the start of construction, we maintain a constructive and positive relationship with our landowners and their agents, and that they are supported in their dealings with us. Dalcour Maclaren has significant experience in this field and has already undertaken work for the project during 2016.”

A 50/50 partnership between Innogy and Statkraft, project managed by the former, the 900MW final Round Two scheme off the Lincolnshire coast is fully consented. It has already undertaken onshore and offshore site investigation works, enabling the team to complete detailed design work in preparation for progress into construction. There are still a number of key stages for the project to complete, including a successful final investment decision, after which onshore construction could then begin. It has also yet to secure the award of a Contract for Difference, a green energy subsidy from Government, which it is anticipated to be bidding for in this month's round.

Dalcour Maclaren has seven principal offices around the country, and recently opened in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, where work will be led from. Associate Ed Higson will head it up, supported by colleagues in the office, as well as from the wider business in Crewe. Geographic information system support will be delivered from its Bicester head office when it comes to map data analysis.

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Dalcour Maclaren director Andrew Barker said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract by Triton Knoll at a critical point in the project development, and anticipate remaining closely involved over the next three years. We are now poised to take on the task of dealing with over 120 landowners, with an experienced and established team that’s ready to hit the ground running.”

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