A large part of the operating wind portfolio in the United Kingdom is located in England, where RWE is currently building the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm (approx. 860 MW, RWE share: 59%). Preparations for offshore work are underway, the construction of the foundations and arrangement as well as the laying of the transmission cables have begun. Installation of the 90 turbines is expected to start at the end of this year/beginning of 2020. Commissioning is scheduled to start in 2021. Once fully operational, Triton Knoll will be able to generate enough green electricity to meet the needs of over 800,000 average UK households.
Triton Knoll is part of the Greater Wash strategic area off the east coast of England, some 20 miles off the Lincolnshire coast and 28 miles off the Norfolk coast. This is one of three strategic areas off the UK coast approved for offshore wind development by The Crown Estate and the Government in 2003. Once built, the electrical infrastructure at sea and on land will connect the wind farm to the grid. Underwater export cables from the offshore wind farm will land north of Anderby Creek, and the electricity will be routed via an underground cable network to the Bicker Fen substation close to Boston (U.S.).
Triton Knoll has a large website with plenty of facts, figures, background and official information on the project: http://www.tritonknoll.co.uk