JGC manufactured modules for Triton Knoll offshore wind Farm, varying in size from 11m x 2.8m x 3.4m (16T) to 13.5m x 6.9m x 5.9m (55.5T).
We were involved in the manufacture of containers for two previous projects for the Rampion and Beatrice offshore windfarms, working to a third-party design. This experience was very beneficial when it came to developing the design of the Triton modules, as our engineering department could input into things such as fabrication manufacturability, material and joint configuration, and weldability – which resulted in us developing new welding procedures for this project.
It was essential that when the containers were installed offshore, the various platform, switchgear and plant interfaces aligned. We therefore had to strictly control dimensions, distortion and shrinkage during the fabrication phase.
It was also important that fabrication costs be reduced where possible in an extremely competitive market, whilst maintaining a high quality standard and a right-first-time approach to avoid delivery delays.
The modules are purpose-built to cope with the rigours of the offshore environment and have now been successfully fitted onto the decks of each of the project’s two offshore substations.