ABS Group Ltd., a Houston-headquartered provider of project certification and quality assurance services for offshore wind assets, has received a contract to provide third-party certification and design verification services for Hexicon AB for the Dounreay Trì floating offshore wind farm demonstration in Scotland.
The project, expected to be operational in 2018, will consist of two wind turbines – up to 6 MW each – mounted on Hexicon’s platforms offshore northern Scotland.
ABS Group’s certification scope will cover independent verification of the design basis, detailed design, manufacturing inspections, installation supervision, commissioning supervision and in-service inspections. ABS Group has also provided preliminary planning and advice in support of Hexicon’s development process and will continue in subsequent certification phases over the duration of the project.
“We are proud to support Hexicon on this innovative design project,” says Thomas Adams, vice president of power business development for ABS Group. “Development of these types of new technologies will benefit the offshore wind industry through more cost-effective and adaptable projects.”