Offshore wind project pipeline to be outlined by Innogy at major Grimsby event
Julian Garnsey, Innogy's project director for Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 25 Jan 2019
Offshore wind developer Innogy will be flagging up its future project pipeline as it gears up for offshore construction, during next month’s major conference in Grimsby.
Grimsby Renewables Partnership hosts the team behind Triton Knoll at Humber Royal Hotel, and while the 857MW project will be a key focus, a leading figure behind the project told how it isn’t the only opportunity.
A Contract for Difference for the company’s Sofia project, off the North Yorkshire coast, is also hoped for later this year, with the Round Three development offering a similar sailing time from the Humber ports as it does Teesside.
Julian Garnsey, Triton Knoll project director at Innogy, said: “We’re really looking forward to presenting at GRP19 and the supply chain event that forms the second day of the conference will be of tremendous value to us and the regional supply chain.
“It is important to remember that our presence on the East Coast is not just determined by one particular project. Innogy is a leading offshore business with an already significant portfolio and a potential pipeline that would strengthen our long term presence in and around the region.
“The event comes at a great time for the Triton Knoll project as we’re now firming up our plans to move in to the Grimsby area, we have achieved full financial close for the project and onshore work is well underway. All the conditions are now in place for Triton Knoll to really get motoring this year.”
Triton Knoll has also agreed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish an operations and maintenance base in Grimsby, with spades already in the ground close to Boston, where the cables bringing the electricity onshore will be connected to the national grid. A total of 170 jobs will be created in the port.
Turbine supplier MHI Vestas is also on the bill, with Matt Paterson making a quick return to Grimsby having worked with Humber Gateway, while ABP will also address the conference on February 6.
Orsted will outline its East Coast Hub development, and the efficiencies it brings, with several wind farms to be operated from the single site.
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The GRP event takes place on Wednesday, February 6. Tickets are available via Eventbrite,click here.