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Innogy Selects GeoSea for Triton Knoll

GeoSeaGeoSea, DEME’s specialist in complex offshore marine engineering projects, has been awarded a contract for the transportation and installation of 90 MHI Vestas 9.5MW turbine generators for the Triton Knoll Offshore Windfarm in the UK.

GeoSea would be due to start work in Q1-2021. Its contract includes the design and manufacture of the sea-fastening and tagline systems, and the transportation and installation of the turbines with a rotor diameter of 164m. Triton Knoll Offshore Windfarm will be one of the first in the world to install and operate MHI Vestas V164-9.5MW turbines, described by the supplier as the most powerful and efficient on the market.

Triton Knoll is a circa 860MW offshore windfarm project owned by Innogy Renewables UK (innogy). The project expects to trigger a capital expenditure investment of around EUR 2.3 billion into much needed UK energy infrastructure, which will enable the delivery of some of the lowest cost energy generation for UK consumers.

The project is now progressing towards a financial investment decision likely in 2018 with full onshore construction starting shortly after, and offshore construction starting in 2020. First energy generation could be as early as mid-Q1 2021, with the project expecting to begin commissioning in 2021.