Power and renewables

Alleviating cyclone and earthquake challenges for wind farms

Joint Industry Project

Alleviating cyclone and earthquake challenges for wind farms

ACE2 PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Marcus Klose

Marcus Klose

Head of Section Steel Structures Hamburg

Lars Klett

Lars Klett

Principal Engineer

Interested in solving remaining challenges? Contact us.

DNV GL runs a Joint Industry Project to analyse alleviating cyclone and earthquake challenges for wind farms

Globally the accumulated wind power capacity has doubled over the last 15 years. Currently roughly 3% of worlds electricity is produced by wind energy. Emerging offshore wind markets will bring this number up but will also bring new challenges for wind industry stakeholders – e.g. on how wind turbines structures should be designed for Cyclones and Earthquakes.

This topic is of high importance in offshore markets in the Asian Pacific region like Taiwan, Japan, Korea as well as parts of the United States as these regions are often struck by these heavy forces of nature. Currently a clear industry approach giving guidance on this is missing which often leads to long-lasting coordination work between e.g. turbine manufacturer and wind farm developer.

Offshore stakeholders joined forces with DNV GL to join forces to bring more transparency and financial security into offshore wind projects and to align on an approach on how wind turbines structures should be designed in these areas. The joint industry project is called ACE which stand for Alleviating Cyclone and Earthquake challenges for wind farm.

What are the goals of the JIP?

  • Minimize cost, warranty and liability risk
  • Optimize for earthquake and cyclone conditions at an early stage

Who is participating?
22 important industry stakeholders + DNV GL joined the project including

LOGECDEE
WPDGE Renewable Energy
ObayashiCOWI
JanDeNulKajima
ØrstedPacificoenergy
Naval EnergiesVestas
SGREShimizu
RWE/EONJGC
CFXD (COP)Equinor
MVOWRamboll
Hai LongITRI


Outlook and results

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ACE2 PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Marcus Klose

Marcus Klose

Head of Section Steel Structures Hamburg

Lars Klett

Lars Klett

Principal Engineer

Interested in solving remaining challenges? Contact us.