Siemens delivers 1st onshore transformer for Triton Knoll

Onshore transformer delivered to Bicker Fen substation site. Image by Siemens (www.news.siemens.co.uk)

October 15 (Renewables Now) - The first of two transformers for the 857-MW Triton Knoll offshore wind project has been delivered to the onshore substation site at Bicker Fen, UK’s Lincolnshire county, equipment supplier Siemens AG (ETR:SIE) informed on Sunday.

The 13-metre long transformers arrived to Sutton Bridge port from their manufacturing plant in Austria and were then driven 20 miles (32.2 km) inland to Bicker Fen. Once they are positioned, other electrical equipment will be added.

The site at Bicker Fen substation has been a hive since September 2018 when work on access roads started. So far, construction of the substation platform, piling work and access to the existing National Grid substation have been finalised, with 150 people present at the site, Siemens said.

Triton Knoll wind farm will be equipped with 90 turbines installed 32 kilometres (19.9 miles) off the Lincolnshire coast.

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