LONDON (Reuters) - MHI Vestas will supply 90 of its 9.5 megawatt (MW) turbines for the Triton Knoll windfarm off the coast of Britain, project developer Innogy (IGY.DE) and MHI Vestas said on Friday. Once built the wind farm is expected to have a capacity of around 860 MW, enough to power around 800,000 homes.
Danish energy group Orsted (ORSTED.CO) said in a separate announcement on Friday that it had signed an offtake agreement to buy 100 percent of the electricity produced by the project, which is due to start generating power in 2021.
To build the turbines Vestas will set up a full-scale assembly operation at industrial services company Able UK’s Seaton Port in Teesside, in the north east of England, which could create around 100 new jobs, a joint statement from Innogy, Able UK and MHI Vestas said.
Triton Knoll is 59 percent owned by Germany’s Innogy, 25 percent owned by Japan’s J-Power and 16 percent by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power.(9503.T)
Reporting By Susanna Twidale; Editing by Susan Fenton and Kirsten Donovan