Hexicon names Mingyang as TwinHub turbine supplier

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 22/09/2022 Hexicon

Hexicon announced it has appointed Mingyang Smart Energy (Mingyang) as the preferred Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) supplier and awarded the company the WTG Front End Engineering & Design (FEED) contract for its
TwinHub Floating Offshore Wind Project.

The TwinHub Floating Offshore Wind Farm site is located 16km off the coast of Hayle in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The 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 in July’s auction round. The 32MW array is expected to be commissioned and exporting clean power between 2025 and 2027.

“A strong and lasting collaborating with a major global WTG original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is essential in any offshore wind project and even more important when you are a first mover in floating offshore wind. Mingyang is clearly a world class organisation with an impressive track record in offshore wind and is making significant inroads into fixed and floating offshore wind around the globe. We are very pleased to be enlisting their experience to deliver our project,” said Marcus Thor, CEO at Hexicon.

The TwinHub project will use Hexicon’s TwinWind floating foundation technology which will allow two of Mingyang’s MySE 8.0-180 WTGs to be placed on a single foundation.

“Mingyang is delighted to engage in such a special project with Hexicon as an innovative floating technology provider. The cooperation underlines our shared vision of improving the economics of floating wind through innovation. Additionally, the TwinHub project will showcase our capabilities in offering robust and versatile offshore solutions in one of the global hotspots for floating wind, and will be a great step forward for our future business in the UK and Europe.” said Dr. Wei Chen, General Manager of Mingyang Europe.

According to Hexicon, the TwinHub project is working with the local supply chain and looking to act as a catalyst for bringing the economic benefits of floating offshore wind to the region, including Falmouth Port, which has a potential to play an important role in the project’s development, integration of Mingyang’s WTGs onto Hexicon’s floating foundation and ongoing operation and maintenance services of the TwinHub wind farm.

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