Offshore wind power pioneer Hexicon has forged a tie-up with Greek outfit EAMAA to explore building floating projects off the southern European nation.

Hexicon, which is developing its innotative twin-turbine deepwater concept in a portfolio of projects in Europe and Asia, said the joint venture (JV) was a “first step to start development” off the county’s thousands of islands, following Athens’ newly set-up legal framework for the sector.

“Greece has great potential for floating offshore wind power with some of the best winds in Europe,” said Hexicion CEO Marcus Thor.