Partrac buoyed by offshore wind maritime contract win with Triton Knoll

Marine specialist Partrac has won the contract to supply, install and maintain navigation and metocean equipment at Triton Knoll offshore wind farm, as the project prepares for offshore construction in the new year.

The UK-based company will use 12 buoys to mark the boundary and act as navigation aids to mariners approaching the giant offshore construction site off the Lincolnshire coast. It will provide two further high-tech installations, designed to gather information about offshore conditions, helping support operational decision-making during the build-out.

Partrac, based in Glasgow and with offices in the North East and South West, has provided such services to the sector for the past decade.

Julian Garnsey, project director for Triton Knoll with Innogy.
(Image: Grimsby Telegraph)

Julian Garnsey, Innogy’s project director for Triton Knoll , said “Completing construction of Triton Knoll safely depends on having excellent management of the offshore site area which totals well over 50 square kilometres. This contract with Partrac is a critical part of that management system.

“It is very encouraging for the UK’s future in global offshore wind that a home-grown company is able to provide such critical and specialist support for Triton Knoll. Helping develop that expertise is important to Triton Knoll, and so we are very pleased to be working with Partrac to further develop the UK capabilities in this sector.”

Anchored in Grimsby, from where construction will be co-ordinated, Partrac will also provide the datalink for the team at the emerging Royal Dock base, as well as removing the physical equipment once operational.

Sam Athey, director of Partrac.
Sam Athey, director of Partrac.
(Image: Partrac / Innogy)

Director Sam Athey said: “We are delighted to be providing real-time, safety critical wave and current data for Triton Knoll. The metocean data will be used daily to help plan, inform and increase the safety of hundreds of heavy lifts and personnel transfers, plus boulder clearance, subsea and cable lay operations during its construction phase.”

Triton Knoll is Innogy’s first development in the Humber region, and will bring 857MW of additional capacity, from 90 of the world’s most powerful turbines.

 

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