Designing offshore wind farms that can resist strong currents, heavy wind, powerful waves and rapid erosion is no walk in the park. Ramboll is currently shaping two new wind parks with monopile foundations off the French coast that can withstand the harsh conditions and provide renewable and cleaner electricity.
British Greater Gabbard will be the first offshore wind farm to be located on more than 30 metres of water. Ramboll will perform individualised foundation design for the 500 MW, 140 turbines project.
The Arklow Bank Wind Park was Ireland's first offshore wind project. At project outset in 2001, the wind park was intended to host 200 turbines with a nominal output of 520MW. Ramboll acted as owner's engineering consultant on the project.
The Cape Wind project will be the first offshore wind project to be developed, permitted and built in the USA. The project will be located in Nantucket Sound, off the coast of the famous recreational areas of Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.
Ramboll has designed more offshore wind turbine foundations than any other company in the world due to our 30 years' experience with anchoring oil and gas rigs at sea. We have also been involved in the Burbo Bank wind farm project offshore the UK.
Examining the potential for wind energy in central Germany.
Hundhammerfjellet Wind Farm is established as a wind farm for developing wind turbine technology relevant in very rough climate conditions, especially high wind speeds and turbulence. The developer is a Norwegian power company, NTE AS, and the turbine manufacturer is ScanWind Group AS, now part of General Electric (GE).
Ramboll has been working on the establishment of Høg-Jæren Energy Park, the first wind power project of many to come in this part of Norway.
Ramboll acted as adviser and technical consultant for one of the world’s largest onshore wind farms in Montana, USA. The Judith Gap wind farm is an 180MW onshore wind farm that supplies approximately 50,000 households with renewable energy. It features 90 GE wind turbines with a total nameplate capacity of 135MW. It was completed in 2005. Ramboll provided designs and expert reports, managed the permitting and procurement process, and supervised implementation.
Establishment of Bessakerfjellet Onshore Wind Farm, Norway, with 57.5 MW installed effect
The Wettendorf-Bottendorf onshore wind farm covers the energy demand of approximately 8,500 households, and its contribution to climate protection amounts to savings of more than 20,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually.
Performing technical due diligence assessments and supervision of the construction measures, Ramboll acted as owner’s engineer during the execution and construction phase.
Detailed foundation design of monopiles and substations for offshore wind farm.
Detailed design of 54 wind turbine foundations
Detailed foundation design of 100 offshore wind turbine foundations to be erected on water depths of 18 to 30 m LAT
On behalf of the public utility of Munich, BBB (which is now part of Ramboll) and Ramboll provided technical due diligence services including yield calculations. After the transaction BBB/Ramboll was commissioned for the supervision of the construction process (Owner’s Engineer).
Ramboll is the first non-Chinese company to design a 400 MW wind farm in China, which will be among the country’s largest.
Troms Kraft Produksjon AS has for decades been a major player within hydroelectric power production in Northern Norway. Their experience and focus on renewable energy has made it obvious for them to look into a role also within wind power production.
Creation of a unique database which provides important reference data for all onshore wind farm projects, enabling fast and reliable energy processing of yield estimations and assessments in Germany.
Ramboll has worked on the design of 160 individual foundations for the Siemens SWP 3.6MW turbines making up the Gwynt Y Môr Offshore Wind Farm, located in the Liverpool Bay area of the Irish Sea approximately 15 to 20 km off the coast of North Wales.
Vestas is the only global energy company dedicated exclusively to wind energy. They have gained a market-leading position with more than 71 GW of installed wind power and more than 49 GW under service globally.
Far out in the North Sea, 150 wind turbines will rise from water depths of up to 37 metres and constitute one of the world’s largest wind farms. Ramboll has designed the monopile foundations for the Gemini offshore wind farm that will supply more than 1.5 million Dutch citizens with renewable energy in 2016.
Ramboll has performed underwater noise level measurements and assessed the effectiveness of a proto-type ‘cofferdam’ noise reduction system for offshore monopile driving.
Design, environmental impact assessment, stakeholder consultation and consenting support for Glenmuckloch Wind Farm - a proposal for eight 3.2 MW wind turbines located on land adjacent to the Glenmuckloch opencast coal mine, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK.
Ramboll has been appointed by Norwegian contractor Veidekke to carry out the detailed engineering of the Storheia Wind Farm north of Trondheim, Norway.
Ramboll conducted a critical issues review to help a US client evaluate the viability of 10 sites for the development of onshore wind farms.
After almost three decades of producing renewable energy, German onshore wind turbines are finally reaching the end of their life. A strategy for the end-of-life process is required, particularly when it comes to waste management, reuse of valuable materials and a firm political framework.
Ramboll experts identified 18 locations in Massachusetts as viable supply chain infrastructure sites for future offshore wind development.
The project involves the construction and operation of a new wind farm with over 40 wind turbines and a generating capacity in excess of 150 MW. The area supports bird and bat species which are the focus of detailed scientific investigation.
Ramboll supported the development of Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the US, which is expected to power 17,000 homes.
Chicago is taking urban development in the US in a brand new direction. The Chicago Lakeside-project is based on the assumption that future generations picture themselves living in a city focused on liveability and sustainability.
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.