The renewables and heavy lifting business unit of Subsea 7, Seaway 7 has installed the first turbine monopile foundation at Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm in the UK.

Located 32km off the Lincolnshire coast, Triton Knoll is an 857MW offshore wind farm that will be equipped with 90 wind turbine foundations.

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Triton Knoll and innogy project director Julian Garnsey said: “Our first clear weather window of the year has presented us with a great opportunity, and I am delighted to confirm that the first monopile and transition piece have been safely and successfully installed at Triton Knoll.

“It is great to see our offshore infrastructure beginning to rise above the surface of the North Sea, thanks to years of hard work, planning and preparation by the project team and innogy.

“We will continue to press ahead with the foundation’s programme, as the weather permits, and look forward to the installation of the project’s offshore substations and cables later this summer.”

Seaway 7’s Strashnov vessel was contracted for the transportation and installation of the steel monopile weighing approximately 600t and its bright yellow transition piece.

It will install all 90 monopile foundations and also transport two offshore substation platforms and their foundations for the wind project.

innogy, J-Power and Kansai Electric Power jointly own the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm.

innogy manages the construction works and is responsible for the long-term operation and maintenance works on behalf of its project partners.

Once fully operational, the wind farm is expected to generate clean energy that will be sufficient to power more than 800,000 homes in the UK.

In September 2018, Siemens Energy Management secured a contract from innogy for grid connection at Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm.