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Triton Knoll Offshore Windfarm

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Triton Knoll is an 860MW offshore wind farm being constructed 32km off the coast of Lincolnshire, owned by innogy, J-Power and Kansai Electric Power.

It is an important potential source of home grown renewable energy in the UK and is now under construction, with J. Murphy & Sons Ltd delivering the onshore construction work.

The onshore construction work presents some significant engineering challenges, as 57km of underground electrical export cable is being installed below ground in Lincolnshire, which creates interest and concern among local people and businesses. Triton Knoll and J. Murphy also need to adhere to strict Development Consent Order (DCO) planning conditions when carrying out the works.

Copper has been appointed to devise and deliver a comprehensive communications strategy for the construction phase of the project, including delivering stakeholder engagement and communication commitments under the Development Consent Order planning conditions.

Objectives

  • To help manage and enhance the reputation of Triton Knoll locally, and of J. Murphy & Sons as the principal contractor delivering the onshore construction elements of the project
  • To ensure that Murphy is able to demonstrably deliver against stakeholder engagement and communication commitments made in agreement with Triton Knoll under the DCO
  • To ensure that local stakeholders and members of the public are well informed about disruptive construction work and provided with timely updates
  • Liaise between the community and project team to help provide solutions to mitigate against disruptive construction work

Strategy

  • Development of community engagement and communications strategy with key messaging and risk management
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Deliver construction communications programme, including regular updates on construction work along the 57km cable route
  • Media engagement and management for press releases and good news stories to share updates/milestones and help build and maintain a positive awareness and reputation for the project within the local community
  • Organising, facilitating and delivering archaeology events, as a way to give back to the community around the working sites
  • Supporting the production of video material around the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) work taking place, communicating construction activity in an
    interesting and engaging way
  • Development of community relations guide, FAQs and contact centre

Outcomes

  • Regular and consistent communication about the construction work taking place, helping to ensure positive relationships with the local community
  • Supporting Triton Knoll and Murphy to deliver on the requirements set out in the Development Consent Order
  • Producing and enhancing positive media coverage for the project

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Perspectives with Denise Bower, Executive Director at Mott MacDonald

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