Wind farm substation plans ‘on track’


The firm behind the planned offshore Triton Knoll wind farm have given more details about the planned substation at Bicker Fen.

As reported by The Standard last month, RWE npower Renewables has scaled down plans for a substation to connect the wind farm in the Wash to the National Grid at Bicker Fen. It has now confirmed that plans are still on track despite a change in location for the substation at the Skegness end of the project.

Following a public consultation a special track for construction vehicles in Bicker Fen will be kept on to ease traffic issues.

Project manager Jacob Hain said: “We are reducing the size of the substation by about half.

“It will reduce the capacity of the windfarm but make it more efficient.

“We are also incorporating an alternative access track for our vehicles which comes directly off the A17 and avoids properties and follows the proposed underground cable route.

“One of the key things to come out of the consultation was the access to the site in Bicker.

“This is a new proposal to build a access track for the construction of the substation, but this track will also remain after it is built, for use by vehicles in the running of the site.”

He added: “This will minimise disruption in the area.”