Hexicon and EGI join forces for floating wind transmission optimisation

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 11/05/2022 Hexicon

Hexicon and Elia Grid International (EGI) have joined forces to develop a grid connection solution for floating offshore wind farms (FOW). The two companies will develop concepts and projects to integrate large scale floating offshore wind parks into the onshore power systems.

The five-year-long cooperation consists of two phases, covering the provision of advanced expertise during both the pre-development and the development phases of the projects. Work is expected to start in June 2022.

“Floating wind is all about large scale power projects. The ability to early plan and design an efficient and robust electrical system is key to the business case and successful projects. Hexicon’s and EGI’s competences are fully complementary and very well matched. EGI brings unsurpassed global experience within electrical transmission and large-scale RES integration projects. While Hexicon offers profound deep sea and floating wind knowledge. This cooperation considerably strengthens our offering as well as increases our future value proposition,”
said Marcus Thor, CEO of Hexicon.

The two companies aim to solve the technical challenges related to FOW projects. EGI and Hexicon want to turn FOW into an attractive market for investors. Potential geographies for the cooperation include the Mediterranean and the Baltic and Atlantic Sea basins.

“Connecting offshore wind technology to the electrical grid system is a complex and costly endeavour. With this cooperation, EGI is committed to providing state-of-the-art expertise and proposing innovative solutions that will unleash the development of cost-efficient, large-scale renewable energy. The competences and experiences of EGI and Hexicon complement each other very well and will provide unique opportunities for anchor investors willing to accelerate and secure the energy transition,”
said Didier Wiot, CEO of EGI.