Onshore transformer delivery marks major step forward for Triton Knoll
UK: The development of Triton Knoll Offshore Windfarm took a major step forward today as the first transformer made by Siemens was delivered to the onshore substation site at Bicker Fen.
The transformers set sail from Austria, where they were manufactured, to Sutton Bridge port in Lincolnshire. Once the transformers are skidded into position, the installation of associated electrical equipment will begin. As this is the most important equipment on site, this marks a significant milestone in the project.
Triton Knoll has two transformers. Each one is 13 meters long and four meters wide during transportation. Once the other associated electrical equipment has been added, it will double in size to 26 m long and 6.6 m wide. It will weigh 240 tonnes.
The wind farm, 32 km off the Lincolnshire coast, will have an installed generation capacity of circa 857 MW once fully operational. It will be capable of providing enough clean and sustainable power for the equivalent of at least 800,000 UK homes, making a significant contribution to the UK’s renewable energy targets.
There are around 150 people on site at Bicker Fen. The substation construction work has progressed significantly over the last year, with works including the construction of the main access road, the substation platform, piling works and access to the existing National Grid substation already completed, while civils works started earlier this year and are well developed. Construction of the onshore substation is due to be completed in 2020.
It’s arrived at its new home & will work hard to get the #lowcarbon electricity from #tritonknoll wind farm to homes! #energytransition > read the news release https://t.co/xQQv3MPNCX pic.twitter.com/vOnrAui2ZM— Siemens UK (@SiemensUKNews) October 13, 2019