The technical collaboration on this innovative project has been so successful, evolving throughout concept and FEED, that Atkins will now undertake the detailed design for the project. Atkins’ extensive experience in floating wind has played a key role in developing the concept through to detailed design.
This experience has been developed through our involvement in more than half a dozen floating wind projects around the world drawing on the skills we have developed through the design of fixed offshore wind and offshore substation structures.
“Our aim is for this project to show how a multi-turbine concept can help bring down the cost of offshore wind, enabling this form of renewable energy to be even more financially viable,” said Marcus Thor, project director for Hexicon.
Atkins is one of the leading engineering companies in offshore renewables with a broad portfolio of work in the sector offering a complete and comprehensive service across the entire lifecycle of a project – from assistance during the consenting phases, through planning, and the full multi-disciplinary design and analysis of fixed foundations and floating structures.
“Clearly this is fantastic news for Atkins but it is also good news for the UK as it goes a little way to help plug the gap in development that we’re seeing due to the delay in the next Contracts for Difference allocation round until December 2016 at the earliest,” said Chris Cowland, Atkins’ Project Director for offshore assets.