2020 marked a milestone when renewable energy overtook fossil fuels for the first time as the main electricity source in the European Union*.
As part of this energy transition, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 7 urges countries to ensure access to affordable and clean energy for all by 2030.
*Ember and Agora Energiewende, 2021
Whether you want to build new offshore wind farms or optimise existing ones, having reliable data of site-specific conditions is critical to ensure success.
Environmental challenges: Meeting regulations, protecting water environments, as well as life below and above water
Engineering challenges:Designing bigger and floating wind turbines, ensuring sturdy foundations and harnessing more energy cost-effectively
Big data challenges:Analysing endless data into predictions to provide a bigger picture
Since 1991, DHI has developed standards and tools to optimise wind farm design and ensure their safe construction, operation and maintenance.
Our high-quality data, modelling tools and detailed analyses help identify new offshore wind farm opportunities and evaluate potential environmental impacts to ease approval processes, prevent operational hiccups and reduce investment risks.
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The global offshore wind industry is ever evolving as it matures in Europe, and swiftly progresses in Asia and North America. Offshore wind turbines will soon be 10 times bigger, many will be floating, and some will be built adjacent to artificial energy islands. The present and future engineering challenges for the global offshore wind industry are many. Answering these questions requires precise understanding of site-specific conditions made possible with reliable data and tools.Read more
Tap into DHI’s global metocean database for site-specific data that can be used throughout each offshore development phase.
Map and monitor shallow water bathymetry, aquatic vegetation, geomorphological dynamics and sedimentary variations around potential offshore wind installations with satellite imagery.
Take swifter decisions and actions with the support of online monitoring and operational metocean forecasts.
The often-harsh environmental conditions of offshore wind infrastructures require the establishment of safe and cost-effective designs.
To do so, developers and regulators can rely on tools with accurate data and DHI's strong metocean engineering expertise.
Count on us to secure a quick and smooth process and help you build faster, smarter and at a lower cost.
Seabird collisions and underwater noise on marine mammals are the top environmental issues offshore wind farms pose today.
To mitigate risk, MUSE, a multi-sensor bird detection system offers 24/7 monitoring to significantly reduce downtime.
Couple MUSE with ecological models that integrate hydrodynamics, habitats and animal movements for more precise impact assessments and regulatory compliance.
High sediment mobility rates from ocean currents, tide, waves and hyperpycnal flows can change a sediment profile rapidly.
To mitigate impact, DHI can predict the likely range of future seabed levels at turbine locations and cable routes using historical surveys and satellite, geotechnical and geological data combined with sediment transport models.
We can also assess the risk of long-term scouring around any type of wind turbine foundation and offer cost-efficient mitigation options and conceptual designs using our Scour Calculator, CFD or physical modelling.
It’s critical to carefully evaluate hydrodynamic loads on fixed and floating foundation structures.
Our depth of knowledge and access to best-in-class resources has led to the development of innovative solutions in foundation structures that can be put to work for you.
To support the analytical and decision-making skills of an in-house expert, MIKE Powered by DHI software is available for purchase.
MIKE Powered by DHI allows you to simulate an endless range of flow phenomena, waves, sediment dynamics, dredge spill, and ecological systems to analyse complex challenges and develop efficient, reliable and sustainable solutions.
For more than 30 years, MIKE Powered by DHI software has been the preferred tool for professionals in the energy industry.
MIKE Coast & Sea Product Suite
This affordable subscription package includes MIKE 21 Spectral Waves and MIKE 21/3 Hydrodynamics plus choose two extra modules from MIKE 21 or MIKE 3 – the most trusted tools in the market for ocean engineering.
Webinar: Gain insights into why underwater noise is such an important environmental issue. See how to use a risk-based approach to proactively address such noise impacts.
Self-paced course: Learn to conduct biological risk assessments of environmental noise impacts – step by step – from sound source description to impact management.
Book a complimentary 30-minute consultation with an offshore wind expert to discuss the specific needs of your offshore wind project.
DHI is here to provide you with more information, answer any questions you may have, and discuss the best services and technological solutions to help tackle your offshore wind challenges.