Hexicon co-founder “Friends of Floating Offshore Wind” to make sector’s voice heard in both Scottish & UK markets

No less than 10 technology developers and associations (see the entire list below) gathered to found "Friends of Floating Offshore wind", a group who will promote the interests of Floating Offshore Wind in Scotland and UK in order to create favourable conditions for the further development of the sector in these areas

The other developers and associations besides Hexicon are Mac Askill, Glosten, Gicon, Principle Power, RES, Atkins, Cobra, Ideol and Floating Power Plant 

Floating substructures for offshore wind are in different stages of development and despite showing promising commercial potential, still require support to become state of the art technology. And

there are common challenges faced by the industry that need to be overcome on the road to commercialisation. The role of Friends of Floating Offshore Wind is to identify these challenges and suggest initiatives and mechanisms that will address them to facilitate the rapid commercialisation of floating wind   . The intention is that floating wind competes on an equal footing with other low carbon sources of electricity generation by 2025.

At first, the members decided to direct their activities towards creation of support primarily at the governments in Scotland and Westminster.

Several issues have been identified as key requirements for both demonstration and pilot projects, such as improving the consenting process, setting up a support mechanism as well as introducing regulations that allow for the preferential reservation and connection of demonstration projects to the electricity grid.

For more information, read the "Founding Manifesto" of the association.

Marcus Thor, Project Director - marcus.thor@hexicon.eu , 46 (0)739 24 44 93

Hexicon is a Swedish Design and Engineering house developing floating multi-turbine solutions for offshore wind power. Our patented technology enables the platform to align with the wind direction, maximising energy yield from free wind for its turbines. This enables efficient harvesting of the best offshore energy resources further offshore in deeper waters.

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Marcus Thor, Hexicons’ project director, said: “By creating this joined platform for floating wind power, we want to contribute our part to see floating wind move from demonstration to commercial viability. We believe Hexicon's technology has an important role to play in this process and we are pleased to be working with so many renowned companies to continue to push forward the development of floating wind power.”
Marcus Thor