Triton Knoll wind farm is taking offshore online thanks to a new contract with Spalding-based web developers Drive By Websites.
The local outfit has been working closely with the Triton Knoll team to provide a full suite of web services to design, build and host a brand new website for the project, which is due to go live in the coming weeks.
Project Director James Cotter said he was delighted to have the local firm join the project:
We are pleased to be able to welcome local web provider Drive By Websites on board, and are looking forward to working closely with Jack McLean and his team as Triton Knoll progresses.
Drive By Websites will help us build an important platform for engaging with local suppliers, stakeholders and communities throughout all areas of the project.
At the same time, we believe this contract is a clear demonstration of where we are looking to build the Triton Knoll supplier base.
Triton Knoll is very keen that suppliers in the Humber and Greater Lincolnshire regions are aware of and able to bid for contracts as the project grows.
We have already begun to step-up our supply chain engagement through the likes of the local enterprise partnerships, Team Humber Marine Alliance, and the Grimsby Renewables Partnership to help make that happen.
We would strongly urge firms to look out for our engagement opportunities in the coming months and get in touch.
Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm is a joint venture between RWE (50%) and Statkraft (50%), with RWE managing the development on behalf of the partnership.
The new Triton Knoll website will be a central point for information and two-way communications with the project.
It will also be the first point of engagement for new suppliers wanting to register their interest in supporting the project and its contractors. Through the website, Triton Knoll will establish a database of suppliers’ details to share within the project and with its top tier contractors.
For the community, the website plans to include information on the project, latest news and activity, and will host newsletters and timescales for activity during the final stages of development, into construction and operation.
Drive By Websites is based in Spalding, Lincolnshire and specialises in responsive website design, the process which ensures websites are easily able to be viewed on all types of devices. The team prides itself on being a local front-runner in website solutions and, over the last six years, has continued to evolve to keep pace with the ever changing industry. In 2015, and with design services in growing demand, the company split into two, undergoing a substantial rebrand and establishing a new subsidiary called Drive By Design.
Director Jack McLean said:
It is a privilege to be working on such an exciting project. The Triton Knoll website will demonstrate relatable content and design for anyone, from the local communities to project stakeholders. It is already clear that this partnership is set to be productive.
Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm has an expected maximum export capacity of up to 900MW. Once the project is constructed, it would have capacity to provide enough electricity to meet the potential energy needs of up to 800,000 average UK households annually.
The construction and operation of the wind farm could also represent a potential investment of over £3 billion across the project life-cycle, and an important supply chain opportunity.
The project already has a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the offshore array, granted by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in July 2013; a decision on consent for the project’s onshore Electrical System is due to be determined later this year.