Fixed Offshore Wind
Global offshore wind is forecast to experience sevenfold growth between 2023 and 2032 as increasing new geographies announce plans to harness their local wind power resource. Whilst 20% of offshore wind power by 2030 is estimated to be floating wind, bottom-fixed offshore wind will continue to dominate with an established ability to generate at scale and is increasingly emerging as a mainstream supplier of low-carbon electricity.
OWC has been supporting the development of fixed offshore wind since the technology’s conception, with experience on projects in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Our project and engineering teams are well-versed in supporting both monopile and jacket foundations in fixed offshore wind. Our unique approach combines structural engineering with multi-disciplined geoconsulting and metocean to support clients in reaching the optimum design solutions for their foundations.
Whilst fixed offshore wind has reached a level of maturity, its widespread expansion has brought fresh challenges to development schedules, supply chains, availability of suitable port infrastructure, marine logistics and project costs, with supply not meeting demand.
OWC combines technical knowledge with practical experience in the sector, supply chain and marine expertise, along with multidisciplined engineering, to help you deliver a fixed offshore wind project of maximum productivity and at optimum cost.
From concept to operations, even through decommissioning – our clients can be assured of an unrivalled insight into every aspect of a project through its full lifecycle, advising on technical decisions that will add value at every project stage.
Rapid global expansion putting pressure on supply chains and driving up costs.
Lack of domestic manufacturing in some key markets.
Constraints on available vessels and marine infrastructure.
Underdeveloped supply chains in new markets.
Complex soil & ground conditions in new markets.
What we do
OWC offers a wide range of services to support the planning, permitting, design and engineering of bottom-fixed wind projects. Our service portfolio supports companies in developing, operating and financing fixed offshore wind projects.
The value we bring
Legacy as one of the world’s first dedicated offshore wind consultancies.
Combined multi-disciplined engineering expertise with decades of practical experience to support optimised design solutions.
In-house dedicated geo-consulting team.
Expert marine advisor to support navigating the marine supply chain.
Global presence with global experience in offshore wind.