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Previously there has been no single software tool available on the market that covers both wind turbine and substructure design analysis in one analysis package. Now Fedem Technology and DNV Software have joined forces with a new coupled analysis module available in Sesam Wind – used when performance of the wind turbine is influenced by wave loading.

The offshore wind turbine industry will benefit from this new and innovative, user-friendly software solution including dynamic simulations, advanced fatigue calculation and code check in one complete analysis package. The new module for coupled analysis is powered by FEDEM Windpower, and is well integrated with Sesam. It is the most recent addition to DNV Software’s product portfolio in Sesam Wind.

“It saves costs by optimisation of wind turbine design and work processes,” says Svein Gjølmesli, Fedem Technology’s Software Manager, about the fully integrated analysis system.

Sesam Wind Coupled Analysis powered by FEDEM Windpower has capabilities ranging from the purely mechanical aspects of a wind turbine to customisable control systems and detailed wind and wave load simulations. This makes Sesam Wind a versatile software package for complete dynamic modelling and analysis of any wind turbine project. Through optimisation of wind turbine design and work processes, the industry will be able to increase efficiency and save cost.

With the new module, Sesam Wind incorporates state-of-the-art algorithms geared toward structural analysis, completing DNV Software’s solutions for wind turbine design, strength and fatigue analysis. Many different users – from substructure designers and turbine manufacturers to wind park operators and verification bodies – will benefit from the new package.

“The demand for renewable energy is growing rapidly and offshore wind is a significant part of renewable energy sources. Offshore wind installations are facing the same structural integrity challenges as traditional offshore engineering with structural design, hydrodynamic loads, global stresses and fatigue. In addition there are challenges with loads generated from the turbine itself and turbine rotor blades. As offshore wind is moving into deeper waters, engineering of offshore wind installations will take full benefit of Sesam, whether the installation is based on fixed structures, floating structures, shallow waters or deeper waters. With its leading position within offshore engineering, the offshore wind segment is a natural part of the Sesam strategy going forward,” says Are Føllesdal Tjønn, Managing Director at DNV Software.

Contact DNV Software for more info or see www.dnvsoftware.com/sesamwind

Date: 2013-04-15

For more information, please contact:

Are Føllesdal Tjønn, Managing Director, DNV Software

Phone

+47 415 39 750

Stig Grøndahl, Marketing Director, DNV Software

Phone+47 402 46 765

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About Sesam Wind
Sesam Wind is a complete solution for turbine design providing a wide range of tools for strength assessment of both fixed and floating offshore structures.

About Fedem Technology
Fedem Technology AS performs engineering services and develops software for dynamic simulations and fatigue assessment. The Fedem software has been developed over 20 years, and has become a leading software for fully integrated analyses of mechanical systems and structures in motion, both offshore and onshore.

About DNV Software
DNV Software is a leading provider of software for managing risk in the energy, process and maritime industries – offering solutions for design, engineering, strength assessment, risk and reliability, QHSE and asset integrity management. DNV Software is part of DNV and almost 300 DNV offices in 100 countries enable us to be close to our customers and share best practices and quality standards throughout the world.

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