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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
Wind Farm Design and Engineering

  • Mark Legerton

  • Head of Engineering and Supply Chain

  • April 2010


Design objectives
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
Why cost of energy is important

  • Government support

  • Consumer and public support

  • Investment

  • Supply chain

3



Dogger bank project economics
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
Design factors

  • Turbine spacing

  • Array spacing

  • Array shape

  • Distance to shore

  • Water depth












Foundation options
Foundation options

Source GLGH

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Need for flexibility in final design
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

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