Dalcour Maclaren wins Land Agent services contract with Triton Knoll
03 April 2017
- Leading UK firm to manage land transactions as project prepares for construction
- Positive landowner relations are key to delivering the onshore electrical system works
Triton Knoll is progressing well in preparation for starting onshore construction and has awarded its latest contract to Dalcour Maclaren for Land Agent services.
The up to 900MW(1) east coast offshore wind farm is keen to maximise its investment potential for the benefit of regional and UK businesses and says it is looking forward to working with the specialist land agent.
Triton Knoll Project Director James Cotter, said: “We’re very pleased that Dalcour Maclaren is supporting our project team. It’s important to Triton Knoll that, as we undertake survey works and prepare for the start of construction, we maintain a constructive and positive relationship with our landowners and their agents, and that they are supported in their dealings with us. Dalcour Maclaren has significant experience in this field and has already undertaken work for the project during 2016.”
Triton Knoll is continuing to progress well through the latter stages of development, having secured consent for the offshore array in July 2013 and the electrical system in September 2016(3). It has already undertaken onshore and offshore site investigation works. This will enable the project to complete detailed design work in preparation for progress into construction. There are still a number of key stages for the project to complete, including a successful Final Investment Decision, after which onshore construction could then begin.
Dalcour Maclaren, is a leading UK chartered surveying company, specialising in the utility and infrastructure sectors, and with seven principal offices around the country. Having recently opened an office in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, Dalcour Maclaren has appointed Associate Ed Higson to head up its work on the project. He will be supported by a team based mostly in Mansfield as well as key members from the wider business, in Crewe and with GIS support from Dalcour Maclaren’s Bicester head office.
Dalcour Maclaren Director Andrew Barker said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract by Triton Knoll at a critical point in the project development, and anticipate remaining closely involved over the next three years. We are now poised to take on the task of dealing with over 120 landowners, with an experienced and established team that’s ready to hit the ground running.”
Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm will be located approximately 32km off the Lincolnshire coast and 50km off the coast of North Norfolk. It is being developed as a joint venture between Innogy Renewables UK Ltd (innogy) (50%) and Statkraft (50%), with innogy managing the project on behalf of the partnership(3). With a capacity of up to 900MW, the wind farm has the potential to power up to 800,000(1) UK homes once fully operational.