May 18, 2021
The Stockholm-based Hexicon develops wind power projects in deepwater areas based on patented technology, and Norwegian Marine Energy Test Centre (Metcentre) provides facilities and assistance for testing new marine renewable energy technologies. They’ve developed a twin tower floating offshore wind tower and have acquired a test site in England.
The Swedish floating wind developer, and technology provider Hexicon, Wave Hub offshore renewable energy test site will be in Cornwall, South West England.
The deal, which is expected to complete at the end of the month, will see Hexicon through its UK subsidiary, TwinHub Limited, acquire the assets of Wave Hub Limited from local authority, Cornwall Council.
According to their press release, the Wave Hub Ltd’s assets include a 30 MW grid-connection and agreement with Western Power Distribution (expandable to 40 MW); a four-way seabed hub 16 kilometres offshore and four inter-array cables; an onshore sub-station and related land; and a consent over eight square kilometres of sea with water depths of between 51 metres and 57 metres, with one of the best offshore wind resources in Europe, Hexicon said. Use of the site by Twin Hub for floating offshore wind technologies is ultimately subject to the agreement of The Crown Estate, with whom lease discussions are ongoing.
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