Please bear in mind, these timings may change as the project progresses.
Onshore and offshore studies.
Informed by National Grid that they were to undertake a new review of options for the onshore connection. Given the significant amount of time that it was anticipated to take to carry out this review, it was decided that Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm would be progressed as two separate packages; the offshore wind farm itself and the electrical system.
Formal consultation on the offshore wind farm component of the project.
Alterations were made to the wind farm project based on the results of the studies and consultation undertaken. For example, the maximum number of offshore wind turbines was reduced from 333 to 288 in light of comments from nature conservation bodies and to mitigate potential impacts on birds.Review of options with National Grid for the onshore connection location for the project.
National Grid issue an offer to connect Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm to the existing electricity transmission network at a substation at Bicker Fen, south west of Boston, Lincolnshire.
Offshore Wind Farm planning application submission to the Infrastructure Planning Commission and accepted for examination.
Environmental, engineering and technical studies commence on the options for the electrical system infrastructure to understand what it will comprise and to identify sites and routes for the infrastructure.
Decision anticipated on the planning application for the offshore wind farm component of the project.
Submission of a planning applications for the electrical system components of the offshore wind farm anticipated.
Consultation with stakeholders on onshore elements of the project.
|2016-2018||If planning consent granted, construction for the first phase of the project could begin.|