Triton Knoll test pile success after Immingham mobilisation

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 13 Apr 2018

A key phase of offshore site investigations at Triton Knoll offshore wind farm have been completed using state-of-the-art geo-technical drill vessel Fugro Scout.

It came as the project prepares for the installation of offshore monopile foundations in 2019.

The vessel operated out of ABP’s Port of Immingham, and carried out a three week programme of test drilling at the locations of the 90 turbine foundations and two offshore substations, more than 20 miles off the Humber.

Triton Knoll, is an 860MW wind farm from Innogy, and will be capable of supplying the equivalent of more than 800,000 UK households a year with renewable electricity. The project expects to trigger a capital expenditure investment of around £2 billion.

It is now progressing towards a financial investment decision later this summer with full onshore construction starting shortly after, across south eastern Lincolnshire, and offshore construction starting in late 2019. 

First energy generation could be as early as February 2021.

MORE: Our guide to Offshore Wind Connections 2018

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