Especially for emerging offshore wind markets with ambitious roadmaps, tropical cyclone loads are of critical importance. Wind farms need to be designed for these extreme local environmental conditions to support the plans to develop multi-megawatt offshore wind projects.
To address this challenge, DNV has published new Technical Note (TN) providing principles for determining site extreme wind speeds for wind farms caused by tropical cyclones. The document is issued after an extensive industry collaboration to increase transparency and to reduce uncertainty in the design of wind farms in emerging offshore wind markets such as Taiwan, Japan, Korea and the US.
The Technical Note “Site extreme wind speeds due to tropical cyclones for wind power plants” is a result of a global effort, with more than 20 wind industry leaders, including OEMs, project developers, designers, and experts from Asia Pacific, Europe and North America.