Together with 16 industry partners, DNV GL starts its latest Joint Industry project to develop a joint guideline to minimize cost, warranty and liability risks and optimize wind turbine design for seismic and typhoon conditions in emerging markets such as ASIA Pacific and the US.
HAMBURG, Germany, 12 December – DNV GL joined forces with important wind industry stakeholders to start working on a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to mutually develop a new guideline to alleviate wind turbine structures from the impacts of cyclones and earthquakes. The ACE (Alleviating Cyclone and Earthquake Challenges for Wind farms) Joint Industry Project is aiming to gather experiences from cross-industry players to align wind turbine design methodologies for those extreme environmental conditions.
Aside the WindEurope Offshore event in Copenhagen, the project was kicked-off with the following important industry stakeholders as:
- Jan de Nul
- Kajima Corp
- Pacifico Energy
During the kick-off meeting, the ACE partners emphasized the importance of generally accepted methods for dealing with extreme events in order to reduce uncertainties during all project phases. Experiences gained from projects, which are already realized or under construction were shared and the next steps towards addressing these common challenges were agreed.
“With the support of 16 cooperation partners, industry stakeholders acting in emerging markets in the Asia Pacific region and the U.S. will benefit from the ACE project results as it will help to minimize cost, warranty and liability risks and optimize wind turbine design for seismic and typhoon conditions „says Kim Mørk, Executive Vice President Renewables Certification at DNV GL and he adds “the results of ACE Joint Industry Project will bring more transparency and reduce uncertainty in the design of offshore wind turbines. The Recommended Practice will increase the financial robustness of future wind farms developed for the emerging offshore markets.”