Copper has been appointed by Murphy Group to provide communications and engagement support for the construction of onshore grid connections for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in Lincolnshire.

The project, owned by innogy, J-Power and Kansai Electric Power, comprises the construction of 90 wind turbines off the coast of Lincolnshire, and the installation of underground electrical circuits across an almost 60km route between the Lincolnshire coast and National Grid’s substation at Bicker Fen. The cables will connect into a new substation, from where the electricity generated by the turbines will be distributed to our homes and businesses.

Copper will draw on its experience of supporting high profile construction projects, including many for National Grid and Cadent, as well as High Speed 2 and Crossrail, to provide timely, informative and engaging communications to communities along the cable route.

Copper Director, Ben Heatley, said Copper was delighted to have been selected to help deliver another significant energy infrastructure project in the UK.

“Triton Knoll is another essential piece of the puzzle in helping the UK meet its renewable energy targets and reducing the reliance on fossil fuels. We are excited to add this work to our growing portfolio of construction projects across a variety of sectors, and which is symbolic of the emphasis developers are putting on stakeholder engagement throughout the full lifecycle of a project.

“We’re looking forward to working with Murphy and helping to develop its existing relationships with the community over the coming years.”