Kent Plc said on Thursday it has been contracted by developers BP Plc (LON:BP) and EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG (ETR:EBK) to conduct the pre-front end engineering design (pre-FEED) study for their 2.9-GW Morven offshore wind project in Scotland.
The offshore wind engineering firm expects to complete the study in six months. Its scope includes engineering design work to inform key decisions, foundation type, corrosion protection concepts, as well as transportation and installation feasibility. Kent will partner with Ternan Energy on the geotechnical aspects.
BP and German utility EnBW were awarded a lease option to develop the project in the ScotWind leasing round.
To be located about 60 km (37 miles) off the coast of Aberdeen, the project will use fixed-bottom turbines in water depths of between 65 metres (213 ft) and 75 metres, which, Kent said, makes it one of the deepest offshore wind developments globally. The company noted that its team designed the pioneering deepwater offshore wind jacket substructures for Beatrice Offshore Windfarm in Scotland.
The Morven project is expected to establish an operations and maintenance base in Aberdeen and use the Port of Leith as its marshalling port.
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