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Siemens to design, build grid connection for 860-MW Innogy wind project in UK

Innogy SE has contracted Siemens AG to design, supply and build the grid connection for its planned 860-MW Triton Knoll offshore wind facility off the coast of Lincolnshire, U.K., according to a Sept. 10 report by Power Engineering International.

Siemens Energy Management will lead construction of a new 4-hectare onshore substation, with work expected to begin in early 2019.

Innogy previously sold 41% of its equity stake in the Triton Knoll project to Japanese utilities Electric Power Development Co. Ltd. and Kansai Electric Power Co., while retaining 59% of the remaining interests in the project.

The German energy group also secured debt financing of £1.75 billion from a consortium of 15 banks for the planned wind farm.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. will supply 90 9.5-MW turbines for the project and provide maintenance services for a five-year period.