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IPC accepts development for UK 1200MW wind farm

Lincolnshire wind farm to further boost UK offshore wind power and generate energy for 850,000 homes a year

Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm will further boost offshore wind power in the UK
Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm will further boost offshore wind power in the UK

The application for a 1200MW UK offshore wind farm has been accepted further boosting offshore wind power in the UK. The Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, which will be located approximately 20 miles off the coast of Lincolnshire, is expected to generate energy to meet the average consumption of approximately 850,000 homes each year.

RWE npower renewables has announced that the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) has formally accepted the company’s application for Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm for examination.

The decision to accept the application for examination confirms that the wind farm proposals have been correctly submitted. The application will now pass into the examination stages of the IPC’s decision making process.

Jacob Hain, Triton Knoll project manager at RWE npower renewables, said: "This is a major step forward for the project, the company and the offshore wind industry. It brings the delivery of this significant renewable energy project one step closer to construction and operation, and ultimately, a major contribution to employment in the UK.

“Offshore wind farms provide economic benefits during their construction and operation phases both through direct job creation and through the wider supply chain. So far, during assessments for Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, we have already placed contracts with vessel operators around the wind farm site that exceed GBP 3m.”

Offshore wind farm development will be a major focus at BigSwitch Offshore Wind, a global wind event, which Renewable Energy Technology (RET.net) is a proud sponsor. The event, which is taking place in Glasgow on 26th and 27th June aims to advance technological developments across the global offshore wind industry. For more information on the event, please email RET Editor Heath Reidy at heath.reidy@bric.com.