Lincolnshire businesses urged to register for Triton Knoll contract possibilities

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Businesses in Lincolnshire are urged to get involved in the Triton Knoll project early to have a chance to work on the development.

The joint venture between Innogy Renewables UK Ltd (innogy) and Statkraft, is potentially worth £224 million locally during construction alone, and will see an offshore wind farm constructed 20 miles off the Lincolnshire coastline.

It will also include a substation near Skegness and a connection facility at Bicker Fen near Boston, to feed to the national grid.

Businesses in Lincolnshire are urged to register their details on the project’s new purpose built website, designed and built by Spalding-based web company DrivebyWebsites, for a chance to compete for contracts on the project.

From registration, businesses be able to receive regular updates and their details shared within the project and its contactors when opportunities arise.

Project Director for Triton Knoll James Cotter said: “Triton Knoll represents a potentially significant local supply chain investment.

“Our aim is to ensure that local businesses have great visibility of opportunities with the project, and the chance to compete for contracts with both us and our main contractors.

“We particularly want to spread the word to local companies not to leave it too late in the day to engage with the project.

“By engaging early, we hope to be able to help local businesses be better aware of and prepared to compete for future opportunities, when they emerge.

“We will be looking to work with the most competitive suppliers who can help us deliver the lowest cost of energy to consumers, while providing value and opportunity for the east coast and UK supply chain.”

Triton Knoll is expected to create enough power for 800,000 UK homes as well as 800 jobs in construction alone with a further 220 for its operation.