London Marine Consultants (LMC) has been selected as lead designer for Hexicon’s 32MW TwinHub floating wind project in the UK after being awarded the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for the project.
LMC specializes in marine engineering design and supply of mooring systems and has experience in offshore projects requiring installation, logistics, heavy lifting engineering and decommissioning.
The company will work with Sowento, Ryder Geotechnical, DNV and Proeon Systems to support the success of the project as it moves through construction, installation and start-up.
The site of the TwinHub floating offshore wind farm is located 16 kilometers off the coast of Hayle in Cornwall.
Investigation work of the offshore site with geophysical surveys has already started and the results of the final project will be used to advance the FEED for the offshore wind farm, which is being developed by Hexicon and supported by Bechtel.
According to Hexicon, the TwinHub project is set to be the first-ever floating offshore wind farm to be built in the Celtic Sea, having been awarded a contract for difference (CfD) in the latest UK government award round.
TwinHub will see the deployment of Hexicon’s patented TwinWind technology, which is expected to be the world’s first large-scale deployed twin-turbine floating foundation.
The twin turbine design is said to allow for more turbines per sea area, increasing fuel efficiency and reducing environmental impact.
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