Kent to Design Foundations for 17-24 MW Wind Turbines for Two UK Offshore Wind Projects
Dubai-headquartered engineering company Kent has won a contract for the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) for EnBW and BP’s Morgan and Mona offshore wind farms in the UK. The company says it will design jacket foundations for 17-24 MW wind turbines that will be installed in a 35-metre water depth.
The contract comes shortly after Kent secured work on the joint venture’s 2.9 GW Morven project in Scotland, for which it will perform pre-FEED studies.
For the 3 GW Morgan and Mona duo in the Irish Sea, the company’s contract includes FEED work and has an option for an extension under which Kent would also perform the detailed design of the wind turbine foundations.
The two wind farms, whose sites cover a combined area of around 800 square kilometres, will use fixed-bottom turbines which will be installed in a water depth of approximately 35 metres. According to a press release from Kent, the company will design jacket foundations for wind turbines that will have a capacity of between 17 MW and 24 MW.
The FEED work, expected to last six months, will involve engineering design work that informs foundation selection, demonstrates feasibility, and provides a robust design to manage project risk and engagement with fabrication and transport and installation contractors, the company says.
With a total capacity of 3 GW, the Morgan and Mona offshore wind farms, located off North West England and North Wales, will be able to produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 3.4 million UK households, once operational.
The projects are planned to be put into full operation in 2029.
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