Leading UK firm to manage land transactions as project prepares for construction
Positive landowner relations are key to delivering the onshore electrical system works
Triton Knoll is progressing well in preparation for starting onshore construction and has awarded its latest contract to Dalcour Maclaren for Land Agent services.
The up to 900MW(1) east coast offshore wind farm is keen to maximise its investment potential for the benefit of regional and UK businesses and says it is looking forward to working with the specialist land agent.
Triton Knoll Project Director James Cotter, said: “We’re very pleased that Dalcour Maclaren is supporting our project team. It’s important to Triton Knoll that, as we undertake survey works and prepare for the start of construction, we maintain a constructive and positive relationship with our landowners and their agents, and that they are supported in their dealings with us. Dalcour Maclaren has significant experience in this field and has already undertaken work for the project during 2016.”
Triton Knoll is continuing to progress well through the latter stages of development, having secured consent for the offshore array in July 2013 and the electrical system in September 2016(3). It has already undertaken onshore and offshore site investigation works. This will enable the project to complete detailed design work in preparation for progress into construction. There are still a number of key stages for the project to complete, including a successful Final Investment Decision, after which onshore construction could then begin.
Dalcour Maclaren, is a leading UK chartered surveying company, specialising in the utility and infrastructure sectors, and with seven principal offices around the country. Having recently opened an office in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, Dalcour Maclaren has appointed Associate Ed Higson to head up its work on the project. He will be supported by a team based mostly in Mansfield as well as key members from the wider business, in Crewe and with GIS support from Dalcour Maclaren’s Bicester head office.
Dalcour Maclaren Director Andrew Barker said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract by Triton Knoll at a critical point in the project development, and anticipate remaining closely involved over the next three years. We are now poised to take on the task of dealing with over 120 landowners, with an experienced and established team that’s ready to hit the ground running.”
Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm will be located approximately 32km off the Lincolnshire coast and 50km off the coast of North Norfolk. It is being developed as a joint venture between Innogy Renewables UK Ltd (innogy) (50%) and Statkraft (50%), with innogy managing the project on behalf of the partnership(3). With a capacity of up to 900MW, the wind farm has the potential to power up to 800,000(1) UK homes once fully operational.
Mark Fleming, Triton Knoll Communications Manager
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(1) Energy Generation
Energy predicted to be generated by the Triton Knoll proposal is derived using long term wind speeds calculated by meteorological models seeded with historical weather data obtained from satellite, surface-based and airborne measurement systems. The energy capture predicted and hence derived homes equivalent or emissions savings figures may change as further data are gathered. Equivalent homes supplied is based on an annual electricity consumption per home of 4500 kWh. This figure is supported by recent domestic electricity consumption data available from The Digest of UK Energy Statistics and household estimates and projections from the UK Statistics Authority.)
In July 2013, the Secretary of State granted consent for the project’s offshore wind turbines. In September 2016, the Secretary of State also granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the Electrical System (ES) which connects the offshore wind turbines into the national grid onshore. The ES consent includes the offshore export cable, the onshore underground export cable, an intermediate electrical compound at Orby, and a new substation at Bicker Fen, ultimately ensuring the delivery of energy potentially into an anticipated 800,000 UK homes once the wind farm is fully operational.
Triton Knoll is a joint venture partnership between Innogy Renewables UK Ltd (50% share) and Statkraft (50% share).
Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, gas-fired power and district heating and is a global player in energy market operations. Statkraft has 3800 employees in more than 20 countries.
Since 2006, Statkraft has invested £1.4 billion in the UK’s renewable energy infrastructure and provided 2.5 GW of renewable energy Power Purchase Agreements (PPA’s)
For further information about Statkraft visit www.statkraft.com
About innogy SE
innogy SE is Germany’s leading energy company, with revenue of around €44 billion (2016), more than 40,000 employees and activities in 16 countries across Europe. With its three business segments Grid & Infrastructure, Retail and Renewables, innogy addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world. Its activities focus on its
23 million customers, and on offering them innovative and sustainable products and services which enable them to use energy more efficiently and improve their quality of life. The key markets are Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as several countries in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe, especially the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. In renewable power generation, the company is also active in other regions, e.g. Spain, Italy and the MENA region (Middle East, North Africa), with a total capacity of 3.7 gigawatts. As a leader of innovation in future-oriented fields like eMobility, we are represented in the international hot-spots of the technology industry such as Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, London and Berlin. We combine the extensive expertise of our energy technicians and engineers with digital technology partners, from start-ups to major corporates. With planned capital investments of around €6.5- €7.0 billion (2017-2019), we are building the power market of the future and driving forward the transformation of the energy market.
innogy was formed from the restructuring of the RWE Group and started operations on 1 April 2016. Its IPO in October 2016 made innogy SE Germany’s most valuable energy company.
innogy is colourful, flexible and full of energy – let’s innogize!
With an installed capacity of more than 900 megawatts in offshore wind and with over 1900 megawatts in onshore wind, innogy is one of the major operators in Europe. We plan, build and operate plants to generate power and extract energy from renewable sources. Our aim is to take the expansion of renewables in Europe further in the short term, both on our own and working with partners. We believe that working together in this way is the key to making the energy transition a success. Currently, we are particularly strongly represented in our home market, Germany, followed by the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands and Poland. At the moment we are focusing on continuing to expand our activities in onshore and offshore wind power. We are also looking at entering new markets and technologies, such as large-scale photovoltaic plants.
Further information: www.innogy.com
About Dalcour Maclaren
Dalcour Maclaren, is a leading UK chartered surveying company for the utility and infrastructure sectors. Since the company started in 2003, Dalcour Maclaren has seen significant year on year growth and is a fast-paced, experienced and perfectly positioned company to work on behalf of national utility clients. Its team of surveyors is dedicated to the industry and not compromised by third parties, so can deliver a specialist service.
Dalcour Maclaren has seven principal offices in Cheshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, County Antrim, Kent and Nottinghamshire. These provide a cost-effective and unparalleled service across the UK, and look to provide added value to their clients through innovation and continual improvement and by providing a proactive modern day approach.
Dalcour Maclaren has the experience and skills for advising on all types of land and property, be it operational, agricultural, residential or commercial and is able to offer a broad breadth and depth of experience to ensure that the appropriate requirements of any individual projects, large or small, are accurately matched with the right team in terms of areas and levels of experience.
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