Our expertise in sediment mobility, seabed morphodynamics, metocean and scour modelling helps increase affordability and safety of wind turbines. We use physical and numerical modelling to test hydrodynamic forces on new foundation types, both floating and fixed. We also help develop pioneering solutions for scour protection design and monitoring programmes.
Cables, both inter-array and main export cables, are the components at highest risk of failure on an offshore windfarm. Our expertise and decades of experience in subsea engineering, coastal engineering as well as cable protection can help reduce the risk of cable failure. As the growth in offshore wind projects ramps up, our knowledge of marine engineering can support the design and development of ‘energy islands’, which will act as a hub for exporting power to shore from numerous windfarms. Similarly, for the new facilities needed to support the assembly of huge floating turbines, we can assist with the development of new port infrastructure.