Offshore wind farms, particularly floating ones, require a vast array of technical skills to develop, design, implement, operate and ultimately decommission. We have worked extensively with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), developers, operators and third party providers in support of offshore wind farms across the project life cycle, and can bring this experience to bear to help advise our clients.
We have over 800 subject matter experts spanning a wide range of disciplines enabling us to execute these activities or provide review as required. Through independent impartial advice we help our clients to:
- appraise and review project and technology feasibility
- manage the technical risks especially during the design phases
- support turbine/foundation design optimisation
- manage technical interfaces
- provide technical due diligence
- engage with project certification bodies
- triage operational issues and advise on solutions.
We understand the issues that matter and have the knowledge to appraise data from early design through to decommissioning, focusing engineering activities in the right place.
Specifically within floating wind, we have unrivalled project experience having supported the fundamental engineering activities on six separate projects over a period of 10 years. To date we have delivered projects that include:
- Loads analysis and certification engagement on behalf of an OEM
- Design of commissioning testing programmes and operational analysis of outcomes
- Developing tool chains for floating wind analysis
- Undertaking structural analysis of key components
- Undertaking feasibility assessments for commercial scale developments
- Managing project interfaces between OEM, developer, foundation design and certification bodies.
With technologies and markets changing, this practical experience is critical to achieving project success.