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Webinar on demand: An introduction to floating offshore wind.

Webinar on demand: An introduction to floating offshore wind.

By Aaron Zigeng Du and Eric Paya On Friday 26 June, we ran our first ever live broadcast. The hot topic for the discussion was offshore wind foundations. Two of our expert team members, Aaron Zigeng Du and Eric Paya took time out from their busy schedules to deliver...

Foundation Design Certification:  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Foundation Design Certification: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

By Karl Davis    The word Certified has lots of positive connotations, it conjures feelings of confidence, trust and strength.  Independent Certification of a design by the likes of DNV-GL, Lloyds Register, Bureau Veritas, TUV, ABS or ClassNK and similarly highly...

Floating Offshore Wind is Here to Stay

Floating Offshore Wind is Here to Stay

By Aaron Zigeng Du and Eric Paya. Floating Wind Goes Mainstream Floating offshore wind (FOW), considered as a niche technology by some, is no longer confined to R&D. It has gradually reached a high ‘technology readiness level’, making it a natural complement to...

Looking forward to Foundation Ex 2020

Looking forward to Foundation Ex 2020

By Karl Davis. Foundation Ex was the very first offshore engineering conference in Bristol. It was founded after attending countless events where I always felt that something was missing – I never felt inspired to come back with the ideas and inspiration.I wanted to solve this problem.

Empire Engineering London office is open for business

Empire Engineering London office is open for business

We are delighted to announce the launch of our London Office at our new Blackfriars location, alongside the addition of our new Head of London Office, Aaron Zigeng Du.       Aaron Zigeng Du, Head of London office     "I'm looking forward to working...

All the sessions from Foundation Ex

All the sessions from Foundation Ex

Our speakers from Foundation Ex 2019 have kindly allowed us to share the slides from their sessions. Here they are for you to download.

Foundation Ex: why it’s not just another conference…

Foundation Ex: why it’s not just another conference…

Foundation Ex is an event for technical teams, by a technical team. Taking place on 1st October in Bristol, Foundation Ex will bring together experts from across the world in a series of dynamic keynote talks and workshops, sharing knowledge on cutting edge technical innovation in offshore wind turbine foundations.

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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