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Swedes plan Scottish floater

Hexicon applies for consent for two-turbine demo at Dounreay

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Hexicon is planning to build and operate a semi-submersible platform to support two floating wind turbines at a site approximately 9km from the Dounreay power station on the north coast of Scotland. 

The Swedish company is currently in the earliest stages of planning for the Dounreay Tri demonstrator project.

HiDef Aerial Surveying has provided video marine mammal and bird surveys to Hexicon since January 2015 to support the consent application.

HiDef commercial director Kit Hawkins said: “HiDef recognises the massive potential for floating offshore wind to help provide part of the UK’s future energy mix and we are therefore delighted to confirm that we have been supporting Hexicon since January 2015 at the Dounreay Tri demonstrator project.”  

Hexicon project director Marcus Thor said: “The cost-effectiveness of HiDef’s offering, coupled with their experience of working on floating wind projects and in Scottish territorial waters meant that they were always the first-choice for our project team.”

Image: Hexicon 

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