Siemens snags Triton substations
Deal for one onshore and two offshore platforms and 400kV grid connection
Siemens Transmission and Distribution has been named as preferred supplier for the offshore and onshore substations at Innogy’s 860MW Triton Knoll wind farm in the UK North Sea.
The work will include the construction of two offshore substations, an onshore unit and the design and delivery of a 400kV electrical connection into the existing National Grid substation at Bicker Fen.
Siemens will deliver the contract out of its Manchester office, where over 200 staff are employed.
Innogy said the offshore substation platforms could be fabricated in the UK, with “Siemens looking to strengthen its UK supply chain links”.
Triton Knoll project director James Cotter said: “Siemens’ involvement represents a very real opportunity for competitive UK companies to get involved with our project and benefit from our investments.”
Siemens director of AC grid access Mike Grainger said: “We look forward to working together to deliver a solution which reflects the continuing innovation and quality expected from Siemens and which builds upon our track record of delivering seven grid connections in the UK with over 3GW of offshore wind connected power.”
Innogy said Triton Knoll is “progressing towards a financial investment decision likely in 2018 with full onshore construction starting shortly after, and offshore construction starting in 2020”.
First power could be as early as the first quarter of 2021, the company added.
Triton Knoll will feature 90 MHI Vestas V164-9.5MW turbines.