A project that will enable the transportation of electricity from the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm to more than 800,000 UK homes has officially started.
The onshore construction has begun in Lincolnshire for the 860MW project, being developed by innogy, which has a 59% share – J-Power and Kansai Electric Power hold 25% and 16% of interests respectively.
More than 57km of underground electrical export cable will be installed, with the route starting north of Anderby Creek and running to a new substation being built near Bicker, which will start in early 2019.
It will then be connected to the existing National Grid Bicker Fen Substation where the power from the offshore wind farm will ultimately connect to the grid.
Triton Knoll has committed to delivering at least 50% of UK content through the construction and operation of the wind farm.
At its height, it expects to employ around 3,000 people for both onshore and offshore phases of the project.