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Is owner’s engineer a useful term in the offshore wind sector?

Is owner’s engineer a useful term in the offshore wind sector?

In a conversation with Empire Engineering MD, Karl Davis, we discussed what does an owner's engineer do. For those of you unfamiliar with the term owner’s engineer, we thought we’d start with a definition. This should in theory have been simple, given that whole...

Foundation Ex returns next month  

Foundation Ex returns next month  

By Karl Davis.Our technical offshore Engineering conference, Foundation Ex 2022, takes place in Bristol on 10th May The first Foundation Ex took place in October 2019, less than three years ago  It feels like a lifetime ago. When the team here at Empire first had...

What’s state of play with floating wind foundations in 2022?

What’s state of play with floating wind foundations in 2022?

One of Empire’s floating foundation design leads, Benoît Brière, gives us his thoughts on the future of floating wind foundations and why we need to act now if floating is going to contribute to a low-carbon energy future. Benoît, how would you describe the current...

Empire Engineering: A New Hope

Empire Engineering: A New Hope

By Karl Davis. Almost twelve months ago to the day, I wrote about why I was set on growing Empire Engineering.  (Read that article here). A year on, how has it been going?   It’s fair to say while Empire Engineering has made great progress, it has not been without...

Offshore wind development in China, what next?

Offshore wind development in China, what next?

By Aaron Du. Empire Engineering has been working closely with Chinese offshore wind developers, EPC contractors and suppliers on a number of offshore wind projects in recent years. Based on our understanding of the Chinese offshore wind market, we would like to share...

Webinar on demand: Emerging markets in Offshore Wind

Webinar on demand: Emerging markets in Offshore Wind

By Karl Davis. Throughout the Autumn, here at Empire Engineering we have been hosting the second series of our Tech Sessions webinars. I am immensely proud of my team for putting on the programme and creating a forum for genuine debate and sharing of knowledge. Our...

Lifetime Extension of a Wind Farm. The expert view from Dr Alan Marson

Lifetime Extension of a Wind Farm. The expert view from Dr Alan Marson

A few days ago Empire's very own Dr Alan Marson took part in a Scottish Development International online event all about the topic of Lifetime Extension of a Wind Farm. Alan discussed some of the fundamentals when it comes to fatigue analysis, life extension and...

Empire Engineering opens a new Edinburgh office

Empire Engineering opens a new Edinburgh office

We are delighted to announce our next phase of expansion with the opening of our new office in Scotland. As we bring the most talented engineers on board, this expansion continues to build our presence in the offshore wind industry. We’re excited to be expanding into...

Webinar on demand: Fabrication limitations in Offshore Wind

Webinar on demand: Fabrication limitations in Offshore Wind

By Karl Davis. Our most recent Tech Session has proven to be the most popular to date. We had more than 200 people in the audience on the day to hear the speakers deliver an excellent session all about fabrication challenges in Offshore Wind. The audience did their...

Webinar on demand: How to get into Offshore Wind?

Webinar on demand: How to get into Offshore Wind?

By Karl Davis. In September we kicked off with 'season two' of our popular Tech Sessions series. Here at Empire Engineering, we don't shy away from tough questions and the Tech Sessions are no exception. The hot topic for debate was the need for skilled people in our...

Empire Engineering London office expansion

Empire Engineering London office expansion

We are proud to announce the next stage of growth for Empire Engineering – the opening of a larger London office. Thanks to the hard work of the whole team and Aaron Zigeng Du, our head of London office, Empire continues to expand at a rapid pace.  Aaron is joined by...

The return of the Tech Sessions, Friday 24th September

The return of the Tech Sessions, Friday 24th September

By Karl Davis On Friday September 24th 2021, we'll be kicking off our second season of Tech Sessions webinars. When we started the Tech Sessions back in 2020, we did so as a reaction to not being able to hold our physical 'Foundation Ex' conference. At the time, we...

How far can we push D/T ratios?

How far can we push D/T ratios?

By Dr Alan Marson As technological advancement and experience increase within the offshore wind industry, it has become both possible and economically viable to push monopiles into deeper and deeper water and use larger and larger turbines. Here at Empire Engineering...

Does the Monopile transition piece have a future in offshore wind?

Does the Monopile transition piece have a future in offshore wind?

By Andrew Hodgson The monopile transition piece is being challenged. Eliminating it from the design may bring benefits to offshore windfarms. TP-less monopiles have now been adopted for a number of live projects and are being considered for many more ongoing...

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