The Anholt Offshore Wind Farm, which was completed in 2013, is the world's third largest offshore wind farm. The 400 MW wind farm, placed in the Kattegat strait between Jutland and the island of Anholt, produces energy equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 400,000 households, or 4% of Denmark's total power consumption.
Ramboll made a significant contribution to the project delivering:
- Detailed design for offshore substation
- Detailed foundation design for 111 offshore wind turbines
- Environmental studies
- Maritime safety studies
See a description of the project here.
Ramboll also provided a complete failure mode effect critical analysis (FMECA) of the wind farm. The analysis prioritised all maintenance activities for the wind turbines from a consequential point of view. The result was a recommendation for new maintenance strategies for each single component based on functional description, failures, failure modes, MTBF and STTF intervals and development of consequence matrices. Furthermore, Ramboll developed a detailed maintenance manual including all FMECA results. The services included specification of operation and maintenance details for foundations and scour protection for all 111 wind turbine installations.