OWC Wins Poster Award at WindEurope 2024

OWC renewable energy consultants were awarded for one of the posters, it presented at this year’s Wind Europe conference in Bilbao, Spain. The posters covers climate change impact to offshore wind forecasting, whilst another was also presented on anchoring technology for floating offshore wind turbines – showcasing the depth of OWC’s technical expertise across renewable energy technologies.

Analyzing the Impact of Climate Change on Interannual Variability in Local Wind Resources in the Southwest Sea of Korea Using Measurement Date

Geonhwa Ryu’s winning poster presented research, which explores the potential impact of local annual wind resource fluctuations in Korea, driven by climate change impacts, on energy production forecasts.

As Korea seeks to develop 14.3 GW of offshore wind by 2030, developers and the government alike are actively crafting policies for “Project Site Planning” and “Offshore Wind Farm Clusters”. Advanced understanding of climate change impact on future wind resource is crucial to supporting accurate long-term feasibility forecasting and in the reduction of Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), thereby supporting Korea’s offshore wind ambitions.

Find out more about the study and how to pick up a copy of the poster by getting in touch.

Other posters presented by OWC:

Shared Anchors in Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

The floating wind industry has reached a stage of development where it is imperative to study the behaviour of multi-turbine systems. Jordi – part of Innosea – OWC’s France-based R&D and marine renewable energy technologies’ branch – presents in his poster a comparative analysis of two anchoring layouts for floating wind turbines:

  • Conventional anchoring layout with one anchor per mooring line
  • Shared anchor configuration

The study also involves significant water depths of 800 and 1300 m respectively.

The results point towards the feasibility of sharing anchors, which leads to substantial cost reductions, whilst also highlighting operational challenges and potential bottlenecks within the supply chain.

Find out more about the study and how to pick up a copy of the poster by getting in touch.

Congratulations to Geonhwa on this excellent award and a great way to end a wonderful week at Wind Europe in Bilbao, Spain.

Image of the winners of the Wind Europe Posters for 2024.