Contract to develop 3 GW wind power in Irish Sea

4 July 2023

Kent has been awarded a new contract to support the development of the Morgan and Mona offshore wind farms off the east coast of Ireland. The scope of the contract includes Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) and the option for an extension to the Detailed Design of WTG foundations for the two arrays, which are located in the Irish Sea (aka the Celtic Sea) covering a combined area of 800 sq km.

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 (transport and installation) contractors. The scope includes FEED and detailed design of fixed-bottom WTG foundations, and design of the jacket s for the proposed 17-24 MW turbines in water depth of 35m. 

The FEED phase expected to last 6 months.

Cerianne Cummings, Kent’s market director for Offshore Wind, commented: “Securing this project is a testament to our commitment to supporting the UK's target of generating 50 GW of power from offshore wind by 2030, alongside bp and EnBW.  

Kent is one of the leading providers of engineering and design services to the global offshore wind industry, and in the last decade has delivered 11GW+ operational wind farms, 1500+ offshore wind structures, and 20+ offshore substations. 

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