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triton knoll offshore wind farm generates first powerRWE has taken the first step towards achieving full power at its Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, with the first generation of electricity. The RWE-led Triton Knoll project began installing its 90 offshore wind turbines in January and has since completed the required commissioning activities on the project’s transmission system to enable the export of power to the UK National Grid for the first time.
First generation is being followed by a period of testing and commissioning, while the project continues to install the remainder of its 90 Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines. With complete turbine commissioning due in 2021, and final project completion expected in early 2022, Triton Knoll wind farm will have an installed capacity of 857MW.
Triton Knoll offshore wind farm is located over 32 kilometres off the Lincolnshire coast. It is jointly owned by RWE (59%), J-Power (25%) and Kansai Electric Power (16%), with RWE leading both the wind farm’s construction and the long-term operation and maintenance works, on behalf of the project partners. Total planned investment volume amounts to approximately £2 billion.
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