The first of 90 innovative short-sleeved transition pieces (TP) for the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, has been successfully installed. The TP’s are designed (with the support of UK subcontractor Atkins) engineered and built by Smulders/SIF.
The short-sleeved TP is considerably lighter as a traditional transition piece, thus saving steel and later operation & maintenance costs.
The state-of-the-art offshore wind farm will have a maximum installed capacity of 857megawatts and, once fully operational, will be the most powerful in the innogy fleet and capable of powering the equivalent of over 800,000 UK homes.
The project is located over 32 kilometres off the Lincolnshire coast, with a turbine array that covers an area of 145 square kilometres, bigger than the City of Manchester. It is jointly owned by innogy, J-Power and Kansai Electric Power, with innogy managing the wind farm’s construction and long-term operation and maintenance works, on behalf of its project partners.
Read more on the Triton Knoll website.