We have first-hand experience of site data processing, including metocean and site constraints analysis, in wave, tidal and floating offshore wind projects. We have led flagship projects in the sector (see our work) that have resulted in the specification of full-scale, grid connected projects and national tests centres, and we have contributed to the definition of priority areas for project developments worldwide. We are able to combine such experience with a range of software tools to derive site specific energy yield estimates for utility scale projects. We can assist you in your project developments activities from the early feasibility stage through to planning application, and also provide onsite support during the commissioning and field testing stages.
Please find below a more detailed description of our services, and do not hesitate to contact us to find out more - we look forward to working with you.
Throughout multiple stages of project development, access to critical site data is key. Prior to site specific data being available, feasibility assessments typically rely on a range of long-term hindcasts and / or the use of specialist software (e.g. spectral wave modelling tools). This first step may also assist in the specification of site specific measurement campaigns that span across a range of variables (resource, bathymetry, geology, etc.). Once site data is available, its correct post-processing and interpretation is also crucial. Our team has detailed and unique experience in all of the above topics in the wave, tidal and floating offshore wind sectors. Please see here for some hands-on examples.
/ METOCEAN DATA ANALYSIS
// SITE SURVEY SPECIFICATIONS
/// FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENTS (Pre-FEED)
To make informed decisions on the final siting for your project, the definition of the relevant layers of attributes, constraints and other relevant information is key. We have worked on a range of projects and created suitable methodologies to derive bespoke maps for our clients – which are both informative and a powerful aid for decision making. We have also worked at a range of scales, creating site-specific, regional and countrywide atlases – some of our projects in this field are described here. Our team can also assist you in the planning application stage, ensuring a smooth transition from project conceptualisation to construction.
/ PLANNING APPLICATION SUPPORT
// CONSTRAINTS MAPPING & ANALYSIS
/// GIS DATA SOURCING & PROCESSING
Over the years our engineers have gained a range of hand-on project experience, including tank testing, deploying measurement instruments and field testing of grid connected machines. Our site experience includes the planning of offshore trials, specification of the instrumentation and onsite support during the deployment phase, including the management of multiple subcontractors. As examples, our engineers have been involved in the deployment of the first two offshore, grid connected wave energy converters and in the specification of the instrumentation for the testing of grid connected test centres in multiple countries – please check here for more information.
/ FIELD TEST PLANNING
// SITE-SPECIFIC RESOURCE MAPPING
/// PROJECT MANAGEMENT & ONSITE SUPPORT
Our team can support you in the selection of the optimum design for your project, ensuring that your specific requirements are accounted for to minimise significant changes during the detailed engineering and project delivery stages. This customised approach will ensure a solution suited to your requirements, with the main cost drivers, risks and operational issues mapped. A key aspect of the project will be related to the array layout of devices – our team has been involved in keynote projects that generated ground-breaking tools for the sector. This experience allows us to conduct site specific energy yield assessments for the wave, tidal and floating offshore wind sector with increased confidence. Please see our work for more information.