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Bechtel and Hexicon are Partnering to Deliver Large Scale Offshore Floating Wind Projects

Bechtel | March 16, 2021

Bechtel is joining forces with windfarm engineer Hexicon to show inventive offshore wind technology for huge scope drifting force age projects off the bank of the U.K. The gliding technology could be a distinct advantage in offshore force age as it very well may be conveyed in profound waters at a lower cost of energy than different arrangements, this is fundamental for the business that at present depends on shallow water stages that are fixed to the seabed.

Positive outcomes from this exhibition venture will additionally reinforce the UK as a world chief in offshore wind age and backing the Government's way to produce 40GW of offshore wind power by 2030.

"Our technology is one of a handful of solutions that can support deep water offshore wind projects, which will massively increase the potential for offshore wind power generation, said Marcus Thor, CEO of Hexicon. "The UK has shown great initiative in this industry and we are delighted to have world-leading construction and engineering company Bechtel to help us deploy our innovative twin turbine floating foundation in British waters. This will be good for the UK and beyond, as the world's demand for clean energy solutions continues to grow exponentially."

The initial partnership will draw on Bechtel's designing, development, and venture financing mastery to build up the plan and constructability of the offshore wind office. As well as showing a 35 to 40MW gliding wind project, the group will likewise set up how the technology could be brought to advertise and investigate the jobs that nearby providers could play in shipbuilding, securing, and establishments, just as the drawn out serving needs of drifting offshore wind.

"We are delighted to be supporting Hexicon to bring their important technology to the market, said George Whittaker, Bechtel business development manager. "As a company that has a long history solving complex engineering problems, including in the offshore industries, we are confident that this technology is possible and could be a real game-changer for the renewables market."

Bechtel is building sustainable and low-carbon power projects for clients on their way to net-zero outflows. The organization constructed Ivanpah, the world's biggest sunlight based nuclear power office, and is approaching finishing of Keeyask, another hydro-electric office in Canada that will create sufficient power each year to control 400,000 homes. Bechtel was as of late chose to help development of the Black Rock wind ranch in West Virginia, in the U.S.

About Bechtel

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we've completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity.

About Hexicon

Hexicon develops wind power projects in deep water areas based on a patented technology for floating windfarms that enables generation of large amounts of renewable energy offshore. The company was founded in 2009 and has participated in development projects all over the world, including the world's largest floating wind farm off of South Korea. Floating wind power is considered a key component as the world moves from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

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