Wind energy – floating wind
METCentre, Norway, has recently signed option agreements with the Swedish floating wind farm developer Hexicon and a currently undisclosed company for two option agreements for pilot testing of their floating offshore wind turbine technologies.
METCentre will assist with facilities for the testing of new floating offshore wind technology, where a new subsea cable and an expanded licence area for MET Karmøy is planned to be in place before the summer of 2022.
“This shows once again that METCentre in Norway can offer the very best test areas for floating offshore wind demonstration in Europe. Our link to Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster and their 280 members adds further value to the project and the offshore wind industry as a whole. This also strengthens Norway’s position in floating offshore wind,” says Arvid Nesse, CEO of METCentre.
“This is not only a great opportunity to demonstrate Hexicon’s patented technology and capability in project development, but foremost an important step for the floating wind sector. With this project we can demonstrate the clear benefits with offshore floating wind compared to onshore as well as bottom fixed offshore wind power, and how it is set to become a highly relevant part of the future renewable energy mix,” comments Marcus Thor, Chief Executive Officer of Hexicon.