RWE shrinks Triton Knoll capacity

The FLiDAR prototype buoy at the UK's Gwynt y Mor wind farm

Work is already well underway at RWE's Gwynt y Mor UK wind farm

German utility RWE will cut the capacity of its Triton Knoll offshore wind farm by up to half, saying the project off Eastern England will now come in between 600MW and 900MW.

The group’s RWE npower renewables unit said the revised capacity range follows a review at Triton Knoll, which received UK government offshore consent for 1.2GW last July, and will "ensure the efficiency and utilisation of the site is maximised".

Project Manager Jacob Hain said: “The recent optimisation 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.”

The North Sea project has also undergone further design work for its onshore infrastructure, which will Log in to read complete article.

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