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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...

Statistical Approaches for Design Parameter Selection

Statistical Approaches for Design Parameter Selection

This article is composed from Eleni Minga's presentationat the 2022 Foundation Ex conference.In the Foundation Ex presentation, I discussed the use of statistical approaches to assess the deterministic values that we use for design parameters. The session focused on...

Empire Projects in Europe

Empire Projects in Europe

Empire Engineering have been supporting Scottish Power in Europe visiting foundation fabricator Haizea and flange fabricator Euskal.

Are we heading for Accelerate, Chaos, Madness?

Are we heading for Accelerate, Chaos, Madness?

This article is composed from Karl Davis' opening address at the 2022 Foundation Ex conference.The theme of this year's Foundation Ex was Scale, Optimise, Deliver. The idea being that over the past 2 decades we’ve worked out how to reliably develop offshore wind...

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