After recently announcing a contract win on the Morven project, Kent is delighted to announce its continuing support to bp and EnBW, having been awarded a contract for the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) and with an option for an extension to the Detailed Design of WTG foundations for the Morgan and Mona wind farms. The wind farms are located in the Irish Sea, spanning a combined area of ~800 km2 and are expected to generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of around 3.4 million homes. The project will use fixed-bottom turbines in approximately 35m of water.
The FEED, expected to last 6 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 T&I contractors.
Cerianne Cummings, Kent’s Market Director for Offshore Wind, commented: “We are delighted to be awarded this project, allowing us to continue to support bp and EnBW in the development of these leading-edge sites in the Irish Sea. Securing this project is a testament to our commitment to supporting the UK's target of generating 50GW of power from offshore wind by 2030, alongside bp and EnBW.,
The Morgan and Mona offshore wind farms could play a significant role in contributing to the UK’s 50GW offshore wind target by 2030. Kent is currently also undertaking the design for a further 7GW in new UK projects.
Kent is one of the leading providers of engineering and design services to the global offshore wind industry, involved in developing 70% of all UK offshore wind farms and developing the first certified project using the PISA geotechnical design. In the last decade, Kent has delivered 11GW+ operational wind farms, 1,500+ offshore wind structures, and 20+ offshore substations.