Project developer, RES, has assisted platform design company, Hexicon, achieve its first scoping report and related submission for for the Dounreay Trì floating wind demonstration project.
Dounreay Trì was created by Hexicon to demonstrate the company’s semi-submersible foundation for offshore wind power in Scotland waters. The patented technology lets the offshore platform align with the wind direction to maximize the energy yield for turbines.
Since October 2014, RES has provided site selection, development, wind analysis, and metocean services in support of the project.
“RES has been successfully providing end-to-end services for the offshore wind energy market for over 10 years and we have a strong track record of project delivery,” said Jim Sandon, COO Offshore at RES. “It is very rewarding to see our experience help innovators like Hexicon take the first, critical steps towards demonstrating their technology in real-world conditions.”
Hexicon’s scoping report is now at the pre-application stage with Marine Scotland. The project is planned to be operational by the summer of 2018.
Marcus Thor, Project Director added: “The submission of the scoping report marks the start of the planning process for Dounreay Tri. Reaching this first milestone is testament to RES’ professionalism, knowledge, and credibility.”
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