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RWE Innogy has reduced the proposed capacity for its Triton Knoll offshore wind farm, which is being developed off the U.K.'s Lincolnshire coast in the North Sea. The company is now aiming to build a wind farm between 600 MW and 900 MW, rather than the maximum of 1.2 GW.

According to RWE, the revised site design would maximize the efficiency and utilization of the site. Jacob Hain, project manager, says, "The recent optimization work is part of a project review to make the site more competitive and more economic in line with government proposals to bring down the cost of offshore wind."

More detailed design work on the onshore infrastructure has also taken place as part of the project review. RWE says this has resulted in significant reductions to the required onshore footprint of Triton Knoll. The new design reduces the footprint for the onshore substation by more than 50% and by 40% for the intermediate electrical compound.

“This is an important step forward for the development,” explains Hain. “Triton Knoll’s significant contribution of reducing the U.K.’s carbon emissions and tackling climate change, can now be achieved more efficiently whilst having less impact on the surrounding environment and communities.”

In late November, RWE scrapped its plans to develop the 1.2 GW Atlantic Array offshore wind farm, which was planned for the Bristol Channel in the U.K. The company cited technical challenges for its decision.









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