Develop offshore wind energy with respect for nature
The offshore wind industry is set for global growth as the industry matures across the globe. As part of the transition to renewable energy, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 7 urges countries to ensure access to affordable and clean energy for all by 2030. DHI is in the heart of this transition as DHI has contributed to more than 80% of commissioned offshore wind farms worldwide.
Whether you want to build new offshore wind farms or optimise existing ones, having reliable data of site-specific conditions is critical to ensure success. Challenges are many as developers are met with demands for regulations compliance, protecting water environments as well as life below and above water. Overcoming engineering challenges is also critical: designing bigger and floating wind turbines, ensuring sturdy foundations and harnessing more energy cost-efficiently.
Why it matters
Achieving environmental targets is a priority, but the real objective of offshore wind energy development is creating truly sustainable energy resources and systems that will secure ourselves and our planet now and in the future.
How we can help
Since 1991, DHI has developed standards and tools to optimise wind farm design and ensure their safe construction, operation and maintenance. Our high-quality data, modelling tools and detailed analyses help identify new offshore wind farm opportunities and evaluate potential environmental impacts to ease approval processes, prevent operational hiccups and reduce investment risks.
The answers are within reach with our proven combination of in-situ field data, remote sensing, online monitoring, numerical and physical modelling and expertise.
Load and response analyses of wind support structures
Specialty modelling and monitoring for environmental approvals
Seabed mobility and scour risk predictions and assessments
Metocean data and analyses for cost-efficient design and operation
Definition of certifiable environmental design criteria
'We challenged DHI to provide a world-class metocean database to allow developers to optimise their designs in the tender stage. DHI exceeded our expectations.’
Ben de Sonneville, Senior Consultant, BLIX Consultancy BV, on behalf of the client RVO.nl.
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