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Worley will collaborate with Hexicon on a floating demo in Norway

Engineers will deliver the FEED and subsequently assume full responsibility for the TwinWay project’s fabrication phase.

For the TwinWay floating offshore wind demo off the coast of Norway, Hexicon is collaborating with Worley on front-end engineering design (FEED), engineering procurement fabrication, and installation management.

Worley will take full responsibility for the fabrication phase, which is set to begin in the autumn of next year once the FEED is done.

TwinWay is intended to serve as a proof of concept for Hexicon’s floating wind foundation technology.

It will be deployed off the coast of Norway at the MetCentre deep water station.

Hexicon received a statement of feasibility and a DNV certification report during the project’s initial phase.

“After years of development, computational studies, and physical model testing, we are finally putting the last pieces in place to deploy the full-scale version of our patented design,” Hexicon CEO Marcus Thor stated.

“This is, of course, a significant milestone in demonstrating the benefits of our technology and speeding up the path to commercialization.”

“Worley is a well-known tier one renewables contractor, and I’m happy that their extensive expertise and infrastructure will be utilized as TwinWind takes shape.”

“We’re pleased to be a part of such a breakthrough project as TwinWay, in an industry that is expected to develop dramatically over the coming decades,” Worley vice president of global offshore wind Chris Cowland said.

“Not only will the knowledge and collaboration gained through this project provide critical evidence of the specific and very promising technology, but it will also demonstrate why deep-water wind power will be an important component of the global shift to renewable energy.”

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