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Our speakers from Foundation Ex 2019 have kindly allowed us to share the slides from their sessions. Here they are for you to download.
The dust has now settled after the inaugural Foundation Ex conference. Myself and all at Empire Engineering would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved.
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.
Cracks in Primary Structure Offshore can be stress inducing… This is the story of how we helped our Client from first identifying the failure, through the process of Root Cause Analysis, to enacting a safe repair.
A discussion of the pitfalls of the Integrated Load Analysis process for offshore wind turbine foundations, and how these can be avoided.
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…
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...
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 was really quite stunning with more than...
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.
Offshore wind projects are all different. Different turbines, different seabed and metocean conditions, different contracting strategies. But they all have one thing in common, uncompromising timelines driven by rigid power purchase agreement requirements.