SgurrEnergy carries out offshore wind study for Chinese energy supplier

Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 - 09:30

The Scottish consultancy company SgurrEnergy will be carrying out a technical offshore wind energy study for the Chinese energy supplier Huang Renewables to investigate the basic conditions for offshore projects in China. SgurrEnergy will cooperate with the Beijing Tsinghua University.

The study will explore wake model parameters aiming to improve wake model performance during the pre-construction assessment phase of wind farm projects and examine site conditions and their impact on wind turbine performance and availability. The results of the research will allow developers to choose more suitable site locations and, as a result, improve overall wind farm performance. China is investing heavily in offshore wind energy. By 2020, the installed capacity of Chinese offshore wind farms is expected to reach 30 GW. 

Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, SgurrEnergy employs over 250 professional renewable energy consultants and provides renewable engineering consultancy services in over 90 countries, across six continents. SgurrEnergy has offices in the UK, France, Germany, Norway, Brazil, Canada, India, China, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, and the United States.

SgurrEnergy was appointed to Huaneng’s offshore wind research programme in December 2014. The programme came as a result of a Chinese government drive to build technical knowledge in a number of key areas for the fast growing offshore wind market. These areas include assessment of submarine topography and geological conditions, wind farm generator capacity and site accessibility issues.

“We are delighted to be part of this important offshore wind research project with two highly respected organisations. Our work with Tsinghua University and Huaneng Renewables will offer new insight into an important area for offshore wind, and we look forward to sharing the results of this study,” says SgurrEnergy’s James Wu, Director of Technical Services in China.

Project Manager Dr Guo at Huaneng Renewables considers the study to be of “upmost importance to Huaneng Renewables”. “Offshore wind research is an exciting new area of study in China and we look forward to the findings, with the help of SgurrEnergy and Tsinghua University, which will increase industry knowledge considerably in China.”

Bodo Höche / SgurrEnergy

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