Floating wind pioneer Hexicon has partnered with international contractor Worley to build the full-scale flagship of its innovative two-turbine concept for a demonstration project in the Norwegian North Sea, a key step in the run-up to first commercial arrays using the design in a range of international markets.

The turnkey deal, which encompasses engineering, procurement and fabrication as well as installation management of a TwinWay demonstrator at the MetCentre deepwater test site off the west of Norway, has construction of the 6MW prototype – which will fly two refurbished 3MW machines – starting next autumn at Worley’s Rosenberg shipyard.