Murphy secures £100m contract for Triton Knoll offshore wind farm

WCN Editorial Team 21 Jun 2018 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

UK-based construction and engineering company J Murphy & Sons has won a £100m contract from Innogy Renewables UK (innogy) for the 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm project.

Initial onshore works for the project will be taken up shortly in preparation for the main construction of the substation and cable route later in 2018.

Murphy, which has already been working on the design, is preparing to install the project’s onshore cable circuits, part of the Triton Knoll Electrical System (TKES), from the point of landfall near Anderby Creek to a new Triton Knoll substation at Bicker Fen.

The TKES installation will involve setting up of 60km of onshore underground cable and crossing more than 300 obstacles by individual horizontal direction drills.

Murphy CEO John Murphy said: “This is one of the biggest power projects that Murphy will have worked on and it’s a real marker of the upward direction in which our business is going, as we continue to develop and grow.

“To have been chosen for such a large and prestigious project shows that we are trusted by innovative companies like innogy to deliver world-class infrastructure projects that will improve people’s lives.

“It’s an incredibly exciting and complex project, and we’re looking forward to working closely with innogy to provide first-rate results.”

Initial works, which will begin in June 2018 at various locations along the TKES onshore cable route, will include setting up of temporary office accommodation; construction of temporary construction compounds; preparation of access roads along the route; setting up speed restrictions on several major roads; and topsoil stripping along parts of the onshore cable route.

Triton Knoll project director Julian Garnsey said:We are delighted to award this contract to our supply chain partners Murphy. This contract secures significant investment into the UK supply chain, which will open up additional opportunities for more local firms to support innogy’s flagship offshore wind farm, Triton Knoll.”

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