The £3.4m base has been completed ahead of time.
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New £3.4m wind farm operations base completes in Grimsby

Construction of a £3.4m wind farm base in Grimsby has been completed ahead of time despite coronavirus restrictions.

The new operations base for Triton Knoll, at Grimsby’s Royal Dock, has been completed by contractor Tolent, securing a number of new local jobs.

Once fully fitted out, the operations and maintenance facility will become the long term regional home for a team of technicians and support staff, responsible for maintaining the offshore wind farm for the next 25 years.

A new radio mast has been installed to enable communications with the project’s offshore operations teams, as well as a temporary modular building that is already accommodating the construction team during the current phase of works to build the wind farm.

John Currie, regional director for Tolent, commented: “We are extremely proud of our teams who have persevered through recent challenging times to ensure this project could be delivered ahead of time for our client.

“Our work across the industrial and commercial sectors has seen us deliver award-winning projects across a variety of sub-sectors including warehouse and distribution, manufacturing, energy, waste and offshore. This will be a fantastic addition to our ever-growing portfolio.”

Julian Garnsey, project director for Triton Knoll and innogy, said: “It’s a great new facility, a great job by Tolent, and represents the start of another exciting phase for Triton Knoll.

“With the construction work now complete, we can now look forward to welcoming the team formally into a brand new, purpose-built and dedicated facility that will sit at the heart of our future operations.

“This building gives us a great facility from which to strengthen our long term presence in Grimsby, where we are already preparing to receive our first new apprentices later this year, and are recruiting a new and predominantly local team to support the project.”

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