06 September 2016
Burges Salmon has advised innogy and Statkraft on the securing of a Development Consent Order (DCO) for its Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm electrical system. The DCO for the Electrical System was granted by the Secretary of State on 2 September 2016.

The decision marks one of the most significant milestones for the potential 900MW Triton Knoll project, enabling the east coast wind farm to now progress as a fully consented project into the next Contract for Difference auction process.

The Triton Knoll offshore wind farm is located in the southern North Sea, approximately 33km off the Lincolnshire coast and 46km off the coast of North Norfolk. The project is a joint venture between RWE Innogy and Statkraft.

A positive, cost-competitive project, the wind farm is potentially worth £224 million and 800 jobs for the Humber area alone, during construction.

The Burges Salmon team, led by planning team partner Liz Dunn, advised on the consenting of the project including securing a direction from the Secretary of State to bring it within the DCO regime. Liz said: "We are pleased to have assisted innogy SE and Statkraft in securing consent for the Triton Knoll Electrical System. We believe that this is still the longest linear NSIP to date and further reinforces our strong track record in consenting these projects.”

Triton Knoll consent manager Kim Gauld-Clark said: “Liz and her team assisted us throughout the consenting process. We enjoyed working with Burges Salmon and I particularly valued their clear and practical advice and their experience in this area."

innogy SE is the new subsidiary of RWE AG. With its three business segments Grid & Infrastructure, Retail and Renewables, it addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world. In Renewables, innogy SE plans, builds and operates plants to generate power and extract energy from renewable sources.

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