A key stage in the construction of Triton Knoll’s offshore electrical infrastructure was completed yesterday, with the installation of the second offshore substation platform.
The installation of Offshore Substation Platform (OSP) East, the last of the project’s two OSPs, was safely and successful installed by Seaway Strashnov overnight on Monday 15 June.
Together with OSP West, which was installed in April, the offshore substation will transmit low-carbon electricity generated from the project’s 90 wind-powered turbines, all the way to shore along the 50km long sub-sea export cables. The first phase of commissioning of OSP West is almost complete, and will be repeated on OSP East over the next few weeks.
Julian Garnsey Project Director for Triton Knoll and innogy said: “This is an important step in ensuring we remain on track, ready for turbine installation and export of first power early next year.”