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How Deep can the Monopile go in Offshore Wind?

How Deep can the Monopile go in Offshore Wind?

Yesterday I came across an excellent article written by Cameron Dunn from Arup titled “Windfarms: has the death of the monopile been greatly exaggerated?”. It got me thinking about the journey the humble monopile has taken, and more importantly how far do we think it can go…

Breaking Waves in Offshore Wind

Breaking Waves in Offshore Wind

By Dr Alan Marson. I’m not really a beach person, but beach trips have become an essential part of my kids' Summer holidays; although being Scottish, I think it’s the novelty of warm water they enjoy the most. When I’m there, I do love watching the waves break on the...

And the winners of a Lego Vestas Wind Turbine are…

And the winners of a Lego Vestas Wind Turbine are…

Just over a week ago, the team here at Empire Engineering put out a post on LinkedIn giving away sets of Lego’s awesome new Vestas Wind turbine. We hoped we’d get one or two comments, gain a few likes. What we actually received...

The Importance of Full Life Cycle Design

The Importance of Full Life Cycle Design

It’s not always easy, in the excitement of planning, procuring and constructing your project, to keep an eye fixed on all of the practical considerations. Whether its an impulse buy of a sofa on sale, that when you get home doesn’t fit through the front door.

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