Lincoln-based archaeology company wins £500k onshore contract

Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm has awarded one of its largest onshore contract to date to Lincoln-based firm Allen Archaeology.

The contract is worth around £500,000 and will see Allen Archaeology carry out an approximate five months schedule of archaeological trial trenching works along the entire route of the project’s onshore cable corridor.

It will start later this month and will take place at the landfall location, the onshore substation and the Intermediate Electrical Compound sites.

The project will be located approximately 32km off the Lincolnshire coast and 50km off the coast of North Norfolk.

Triton Knoll Project Director James Cotter said: “Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm is a hugely important clean energy infrastructure project for the UK, and will make a significant contribution towards the Government’s drive for sustainable, low cost electricity for UK consumers and businesses.

“This latest round of survey works will be our most significant onshore activity to date.”

Lincolnshire County Council’s Executive Councillor for Economy and Place, Councillor Colin Davie said: “Congratulations to Allen Archaeology on winning this major contract. It’s only right that Lincolnshire businesses are the ones to reap the economic benefits of this development.

“Hopefully, this is just the first of many such success stories.”

Mike Wood, Project Manager at Allen Archaeology, said he was delighted the company had secured such an important local contract : “Triton Knoll is certainly a major contract for us. It’s local, in an exciting and dynamic landscape, and just the kind of work that we feel we should be involved in.

“The contract with Triton Knoll provides security of future business and means we can be confident in continuing with this approach.”