Kent, the offshore wind specialist, has been called upon to support the efforts in the North Sea, as part of the ScotWind leasing round.
Kent is pleased to announce it has been awarded a pre–Front End Engineering Design (pre-FEED) study for the Morven offshore wind project, which is expected to generate enough to power the equivalent of around three million homes. A collaboration between BP and EnBW, the project will use fixed-bottom turbines in 65-75m of water as part of the ScotWind leasing round.
The pre-FEED studies which are expected to last six months, will involve engineering design work that supports key decisions, foundation type, corrosion protection concepts as well as transportation and installation feasibility. For delivery of this scope, Kent will work with trusted partners, Ternan Energy, to provide specialist geotechnical services supplementing their in-house geotechnical capabilities.
The Morven offshore wind project will play a part in achieving Scotland’s offshore wind generation target of 11GW and the UK’s 50GW target by 2030. It is also expected to create thousands of jobs in both construction and operations over the lifetime of the project.
This marks another milestone in Kent’s growing portfolio of offshore wind projects in the North Sea. This was the team responsible for design of the world-first deep water offshore wind jacket substructures for Beatrice Offshore Windfarm, which has since become one of Europe’s largest operational offshore wind farms. The Morven offshore wind project will add further capacity to this already impressive portfolio and help contribute towards Scotland’s renewable energy goals.