Hexicon contracts LMC as principal designer for 32-MW floating wind project

Digital rendering of Hexicon offshore wind generation.

September 6 (Renewables Now) - Swedish floating wind technology company Hexicon AB said on Monday it has engaged principal designer for the 32-MW TwinHub floating wind project at the former Wave Hub site off the coast of Cornwall in the Celtic Sea.

The project secured a Contracts for Difference (CfD) from the UK government in July and is set to become the first floating offshore wind park to be installed in the Celtic Sea.

London Marine Consultants Ltd (LMC) has secured the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract as principal designer for the project.

LMC, which specialises in marine engineering design and mooring systems, will collaborate with a team of specialist contractors including Sowento, Ryder Geotechnical, DNV and Proeon Systems, Hexicon said. Offshore surveys have just started and the results will be used to advance the FEED for the project, the company added.

TwinHub, developed by Hexicon and supported by US engineering company Bechtel, will use Hexicon’s TwinWind dual turbine floating foundation technology.

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