1 May 2018 – Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd (Vattenfall) has contracted Offshore Wind Consultants Limited (OWC) to provide leg penetration and pile driveability analyses for its development projects.
OWC will provide technical support for leg penetration analyses and pile drivability studies for various jack-up vessels and pile geometries. OWC’s contract values are undisclosed.
OWC is part of Oslo-listed energy consultancy group Aqualis ASA.
“Optimising foundation structures for offshore wind developers is at the core of our business. We have earlier supported Vattenfall at both Horns Rev 3 and also at Kentish Flats Extension, therefore we believe that our performance on those developments has helped us land this latest work. Vattenfall is a highly experienced developer of offshore wind power, so we have to constantly improve to deliver on their high expectations,” says Will Cleverly, OWC’s projects director.
OWC has extensive experience when it comes to optimising foundation structures. Based on the leg penetration predictions and the soil conditions, the company either undertake extraction analyses or scour studies to further understand relevant risks. OWC also has access to and uses a large and increasing database of previous loading and penetrations to constantly optimise its analyses.
OWC, headquartered in London, UK, is a globally focused consultancy providing independent services to the offshore renewables industry.
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About Aqualis ASA
Aqualis ASA (OSE: Aqua) is a public company that, through its subsidiaries and associates, offers energy consultancy services to the oil and gas, wind and solar sectors globally. The group employs experienced consultants across 22 offices in 15 countries worldwide. Aqualis ASA operates under three different brands: Aqualis Offshore, Offshore Wind Consultants and ADLER Solar. Aqualis Offshore is a specialized offshore marine and engineering consultancy firm, focusing on the shallow and deep-water offshore segments of the oil and gas industry. Offshore Wind Consultants is a globally focused consultancy providing independent services to the offshore renewables industry. ADLER Solar is a full-service provider for the PV industry. It offers technical solutions and services for the entire lifecycle of photovoltaic plants. Aqualis owns 49.9 percent of ADLER Solar.