Enabling optimised construction of the London Array offshore wind farm
Our real-time system provided accurate forecasts of Metocean conditions on a detailed spatial and temporal scale for the world’s largest wind farm – London Array. This enabled London Array Ltd.
Our real-time system provided accurate forecasts of Metocean conditions on a detailed spatial and temporal scale for the world’s largest wind farm – London Array. This enabled London Array Ltd. – the consortium behind the wind farm – to optimise the construction of the offshore wind farm. The result: minimised delays and ensured safety for those working on the project.
Situated in the outer Thames Estuary, is the world’s largest offshore wind farm: the 1 GW London Array. Weather conditions in this area are often challenging, which made construction and installation of the wind farm difficult. As such, high-quality and reliable Metocean data was vital for the successful planning and installation of London Array’s foundations and turbines.
London Array Ltd. needed to be able to predict available weather windows. We used our 30 years of experience in Metocean forecasting for this purpose. This ensured that the London Array project benefitted from the most up-to-date and advanced technologies, combined with local experience of forecasting techniques and equipment.
By assisting London Array Ltd. with forecasting Metocean conditions, our system helped keep delays to a minimum during the construction phase. In addition, our system also enabled London Array Ltd. to efficiently plan maintenance work during the operations phase.