Sep 20 (Renewables Now) - A joint venture (JV) of Sif Holding NV (AMS:SIFG) and Smulders has been chosen to produce the monopiles and transition pieces for the 860-MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK.
Sif, the Dutch manufacturer of tubular components for offshore foundations, said today that a JV of Sif Netherlands BV and Smulders Projects Belgium NV has signed preferred supplier and early works agreements with Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Ltd. The agreements cover the design and fabrication of the monopiles and transition pieces for the wind farm's 90 turbines, as well as two foundations for offshore substations.
Triton Knoll is a partnership between Germany's Innogy SE (ETR:IGY) and Norway's Statkraft. The announcements of the suppliers come after the project secured a contract for difference (CfD) in the UK government's auction last week. Earlier this week, it was announced that MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been selected as the preferred supplier to provide its 9.5-MW turbines for the wind park.
The Sif-Smulders JV has picked UK engineering firm Atkins Ltd for the design portion of the work, Sif said. The engineering and design for the project will start by the end of this month. Fabrication is planned to begin in the first quarter of 2019 following the project's financial closure, which is expected in mid-2018.