Hexicon scores marine licence for Twin Hub

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 14/01/2022 Hexicon

Hexicon AB’s
Twin Hub floating demonstrator project in the Celtic Sea has now been awarded a marine licence for a renewable energy test site in Cornwall, South West England. The marine licence is the latest consent for the project, which was awarded a Section 36 consent in 2020.

Hexicon AB completed the acquisition of the consented site in July 2021, and will will deploy its twin-turbine floating foundation for a 30-40MW floating offshore wind demonstration project. It is working with Bechtel to deliver the scheme.

The project is expected to utilise existing infrastructure already installed on the site, including an offshore export cable, onshore substation and existing grid connection agreements.

The project is set to be the first floating offshore wind project in the Celtic Sea, an area which has the potential to host up to 4 GW of new floating wind capacity by 2035 according to an announcement by the Crown Estate in November 2021. Hexicon believes that its project will be the first stepping stone to facilitating future projects in the Celtic Sea.

Hexicon’s CEO, Marcus Thor, said: “We hope that the TwinHub project will set a precedence for floating wind in the Celtic Sea. Being first up offers an opportunity for both us and the local supply chain to develop together, and build long term relationships to support Hexicon’s long term ambition of developing large scale floating wind projects in the UK. These projects will be capable of delivering consistent and secure renewable energy at the lowest possible cost. We look forward to developing these relationships in the coming years and supporting the plans for the Celtic Sea."

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