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Empire gets deep on the CleanTalk Podcast

Empire gets deep on the CleanTalk Podcast

Karl sits down with CleanTalk’s own Luke Harmer to chat about Empire Engineering. From right through Karl’s life story, you’ll get insight into what makes an engineer tick, how one views the world, and a few laughs along the way.

Empire Engineering at 10 years old

Empire Engineering at 10 years old

2024 is a huge milestone for Empire Engineering as the company turns 10 years old. From a desk in Karl’s spare room, there are now 20 employees in offices around the globe. Karl Davis, Managing Director, took some time out to talk about why he started the company and...

Empire Engineering team days, Marseille, February 2024

Empire Engineering team days, Marseille, February 2024

While sitting at home back in Bristol, I write this, reflecting on the week just gone after four days based in the Empire Engineering Marseille office. At Empire, we place significant value in getting the whole team together regularly. I firmly believe spending time...

Constrained Wave

Constrained Wave

Constrained wave is a made-up wave train that embeds a nonlinear regular wave to a linear irregular wave train.

Steel vs Concrete

Steel vs Concrete

A look at two of the most common construction materials in offshore wind foundations, steel and concrete.

Event Review | Floating Offshore Wind 2023

Event Review | Floating Offshore Wind 2023

Earlier this month the Empire team attended the RenewableUK Floating Offshore Wind conference held in Aberdeen over 4-5th October. FOW23 saw over 2,000 offshore wind professionals gathering together to discuss the opportunities and challenges with getting the large...

In-demand skills in Offshore Wind for the next decade

In-demand skills in Offshore Wind for the next decade

As the offshore wind industry matures and the plans to achieve carbon neutral targets start to materialize, it becomes increasingly clear that the current supply of skills in the industry falls short of meeting the growing demand.

Life as a placement engineer at Empire Engineering

Life as a placement engineer at Empire Engineering

The importance of bringing new talent to offshore wind is a well known priority. Here at Empire Engineering, we've made a concerted effort to play our part. As part of our hiring strategy we have welcomed both senior and junior engineers to the team in recent months....

Exploring Wake Losses in Offshore Wind

Exploring Wake Losses in Offshore Wind

By Saurabh Gunecha. Introduction With growing awareness about the environmental impact of carbon intensive energy generation, renewables have been gaining growing focus from governments and developers all over the world. Wind and Solar are the two major promising...

Empire Engineering Team days 2023  

Empire Engineering Team days 2023  

By Karl Davis In a few days from now it will be half time for 2023. At Empire Engineering, the year has seen a lot of action with several new faces joining and our numbers have grown to record levels. We’ve opened offices in Nantes, moved to bigger premises in Bristol...

Wave forces on large structures in offshore wind

Wave forces on large structures in offshore wind

The offshore wind turbine industry is developing larger wind turbines, and we need larger foundations to accommodate them in the oceans.
Floating offshore wind turbines will play a remarkable role in the future of the wind industry.

Empire opens new office in Delft, The Netherlands

Empire opens new office in Delft, The Netherlands

Empire Engineering continues to expand in Europe with the opening of a new office in Delft, The Netherlands. Richard Krasenberg joined the team last year as head of our Netherlands office and Saurabh Gunecha has recently joined him. Delft has a great offshore...

An astronomical point of view on the visual impact of offshore wind

An astronomical point of view on the visual impact of offshore wind

By Romero Moreira Silva A heated debate Everything started a few months ago when I was attending a round table discussion with wind energy specialists from across industry and academia. Different points of view were presented for various topics and in the middle of...

Empire visits Eiffage yard in Fos-sur-Mer, France

Empire visits Eiffage yard in Fos-sur-Mer, France

By Benoît Brière.Benoît Brière and Romero Moreira Silva from our Marseille team have been visiting Eiffage Metal yards in Fos-sur-Mer, France. Eiffage are currently assembling SBM Offshore’s Tension-Leg-Platform for the Provence Grand Large’s pilot farm which will be...

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