Wind Energy – Floating Wind
Hexicon’s Twin Hub stepping stone project has now been awarded a marine licence for the installation of an offshore floating wind demonstrator in the Celtic Sea.
The marine licence is the latest consent for the project which was awarded a Section 36 consent in 2020. Hexicon completed the acquisition in July 2021 of the consented site and will will deploy Hexicon’s innovative twin-turbine floating foundation for a 30-40MW floating offshore wind demonstration project.
Hexicon is working with Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, construction, and project management to deliver the scheme.
The project is set to be the first floating offshore wind project in the Celtic Sea, a key stepping stone to the UK Government achieving its targetted 1GW of floating wind by 2030.
The Celtic Sea is an important area for floating offshore wind development, with plans for up to 4GW of new floating wind capacity to be unlocked in the Celtic Sea by 2035, as announced by The Crown Estate in November 2021.
Hexicon believes their project will be the first stepping stone to facilitating future projects in the Celtic Sea.