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Wind Farm Design and Engineering. Mark Legerton Head of Engineering and Supply Chain April 2010. Design objectives. Wind farms that are safe to construct and operate. Sympathetic to stakeholder concerns. Minimise cost of energy. 2. Why cost of energy is important. Government support

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Wind Farm Design and Engineering

  • Mark Legerton

  • Head of Engineering and Supply Chain

  • April 2010


Design objectives

  • Wind farms that are safe to construct and operate.

  • Sympathetic to stakeholder concerns.

  • Minimise cost of energy.

2


Why cost of energy is important

  • Government support

  • Consumer and public support

  • Investment

  • Supply chain

3


The Dogger Bank challenge

4


Dogger Bank - Project economics

  • High wind speeds

  • Shallow seas

  • Economies of scale

  • Standardisation of design

  • Serial production and installation

  • Space for design optimisation


Design factors

  • Turbine spacing

  • Array spacing

  • Array shape

  • Distance to shore

  • Water depth


Water depth

7


Dogger Bank – area available

8


Array shape options

9


Fill development area


Arrange in discrete arrays


Doughnut


Multiple doughnuts


Doughnut of doughnuts


But, design tools not proven


Commercial wind turbine growth

Source GLGH

16


Foundation options

Source GLGH

17


O&M options

18


Need for flexibility in final design

1st investment decision

Consent application

Consent award

Construction

Zone award

O&M

Q1 10

Q4 12

2023

to 2040/65

Q4 13

2014

2015

But according to agreed guidelines and rules

19


Thank you


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