Triton Knoll has revealed that it has selected MHI Vestas as its preferred turbine supplier for its flagship offshore wind farm in the North Sea.
The firm says that it is planning to use 90 of MHI Vestas’ 9.5 MW machines for the project, which was recently awarded a contract for difference (CFD) by the UK government.
The 860 MW project would become one of the first in the world to use the V164-9.5 MW turbines, described by MHI Vestas as the most powerful and efficient on the market.
Triton Knoll, a joint venture between Innogy and Statkraft, said it would now work with MHI Vestas to maximise and build on the manufacturer’s UK footprint. It said that MHI Vestas is “central” to its business plan.
“We achieved a successful result at the CfD auction, thanks to a business case that was designed through collaboration with the supply chain and which puts cost reduction, low cost generation and UK content at the forefront of our project,” said Triton Knoll Project Director James Cotter.
Triton Knoll is due to make a final investment decision on the £2 billion project in 2018. If the project goes ahead, onshore construction would start in the same year, with first energy generated in 2021.