HOVIK, Norway – DNV has handed Hexicon a statement of feasibility for its TwinWay floating offshore wind demonstrator project.
This aims to show proof of concept for Hexicon’s floating wind foundation design TwinWind, said to allow deployment of more wind turbines per sea area, increasing energy yield.
The demonstrator will be installed and operated at Metcentre, offshore Norway. Following this first step in the certification process, DNV considers the TwinWay concept in principle ready for further development toward a full-scale demonstrator.
“In DNV’s latest ETO, we forecast Norway’s future installed offshore wind capacity to be 3 GW in 2030, 10 GW in 2040 and 14 GW in 2050,” said Kim Sandgaard-Mørk, executive vice president for Renewables Certification.
“To achieve this growth in a safe, reliable, and sustainable manner, Norwegian wind energy projects need access to robust and trusted risk management measures such as certification. Mitigating risks via certification is particularly valuable for floating offshore wind projects in securing project finance and demonstrating operational application.”