Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm is delivering a clear message to local suppliers to sign-up online and get ahead of the game for potential opportunities with the £multi-billion east coast renewables project.
The project exhibited at the region’s leading business event LEP Business Live, on Friday 21 October, and meet with local companies interested in potential supply chain opportunities to explain how to get more involved.
A Triton Knoll spokesperson said: “Triton Knoll represents a potentially significant local supply chain investment. Our aim is to ensure that local businesses have great visibility of opportunities with the project, and the chance to compete for contracts with both us and our main contractors
“The exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to meet and talk directly with those companies, to give them a feel for the kind of contracts that could arise in the future, and so help them stay ahead of the game.
“We particularly want to spread the word to local companies not to leave it too late in the day to engage with the project. By engaging early, we hope to be able to help local businesses be better aware of and prepared to compete for future opportunities, when they emerge. We will be looking to work with the most competitive suppliers who can help us deliver the lowest cost of energy to consumers, while providing value and opportunity for the east coast and UK supply chain.”
Triton Knoll’s Electrical System was granted consent in September 2016 and, subject to a successful bid into the Government’s Contract for Difference funding auction, could see onshore related works start in in the next few years. This would include the construction and installation of almost 60kms of underground export cable, an intermediate electrical compound at Orby, and a new substation at Bicker Fen.
In turn, this could represent a huge opportunity for local business during construction, anticipating the need for everything from excavations, road and track works, landscaping, transport and haulage, to site, compound, and cabling works.
It could also see a significant chance for a wide range of support services, operating across all stages of the project, and offering the likes of hotel and accommodation services, catering, office supplies hardware and building merchants.
In the first instance, local suppliers are urged to register their interest in working with the project and its contractors via the Supply Chain section of the project’s website www.tritonknoll.co.uk.
Triton Knoll’s involvement in the LEP Business Live event is part of the project’s wider supply chain engagement plan, which has already seen it working alongside business stakeholders, local enterprise partnerships and appear at regional and national supplier events like the LEP Business Live. The project plans to work with key stakeholders to ensure that smaller tenderers, perhaps unfamiliar with utility scale procurement processes, can improve their opportunities and competitiveness.
If you’re a business interested in Triton Knoll you can go online and register your business interest at the suppliers section of our website.
Mark Fleming – Triton Knoll Communications Manager
M: 07825 608096
(1) 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.)
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 power and district heating and is a global player in energy market operations. Statkraft has 4200 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 the new subsidiary of RWE AG. With its three business segments Grid & Infrastructure, Retail and Renewables, it addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world. In Renewables we plan, build and operate plants to generate power and extract energy from renewable sources. We aim to rapidly expand renewables in Europe, both on our own and with partners.
Further information: www.innogy.com