NKT has finalised the manufacturing and delivery of both the export cable system and array cables for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm located in the North Sea east of Lincolnshire in the UK. The project comprised the manufacture of 100 km of 220 kV HVAC offshore export cables and 144 km of 66 kV array cables as well as installation.
Offshore wind is a cornerstone in mitigating climate change and we are proud to continue our long-term collaboration with RWE and its partners J-Power and Kansai Electronic Power to drive the green transition of the UK. The successful collaboration has been essential to our supply of both export- and array cables for Triton Knoll during the challenging times of COVID-19. With the finalisation of the project, we continue to set our mark on the ongoing development of offshore wind as a leading power cable provider, says Alexander Kara, President & CEO in NKT.
When in full operation the 90 turbines installed will be able to provide renewable energy for more than 800,000 households annually supporting the decarbonisation of the UK energy supply. The cables for the Triton Knoll offshore windfarm were manufactured at NKT’s high-voltage power cable factory in Cologne, which is running on 100% green electricity ensuring a low carbon footprint of the power cable system transmitting renewable energy to shore.
NKT has extensive experience in connecting offshore wind parks to the UK mainland including commissioned projects such as Hornsea 1, Race Bank and the Walney Extension. Currently, NKT is involved in ongoing offshore wind projects such as Hornsea 2, Moray East and Dogger Bank. NKT completed the Triton Knoll power cable project in a consortium with Boskalis Subsea Cables and Flexibles (previously VBMS).
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