Why choose onshore wind?
With ambitious renewable energy and energy transition targets across the world, as well as rising support for the construction of onshore wind farms, it’s no surprise that the global onshore wind market size is forecast to reach $52.1 billion by 2026, according to a report from IndustryARC. The 2023 GWEC Global Wind Energy Report forecasts a Compound Annual Growth Rate of Onshore Wind of 12% in the next five years, with a total of 550 GW capacity to be built between 2023 and 2027. This will take us past 1 TW of installed wind capacity within 2023.
The combination of onshore wind and hybrid/complementary technologies, including solar PV, energy storage, green hydrogen and green ammonia production, is increasing in adoption globally, with ABL having strong experience across all these areas.
Being one of the most cost-competitive sources of power in the world, onshore wind is a very attractive option. However, with potential upcoming supply chain bottlenecks, especially in Europe and the US, coupled with permitting, policy and grid infrastructure challenges in many markets, the rollout of onshore wind is not without its challenges. OWC offers local market knowledge to provide clients with a holistic understanding and feasible solutions to challenges in each market.
What we do
OWC’s involvement in onshore projects covers the full project lifecycle. We offer a wide range of services for onshore wind projects and companies looking to develop, operate and finance them:
- Project Management
- Owner’s Engineering
- Technical Due Diligence
- Expert Witness and litigation
- Integrated Risk Management
- Wind Measurement Advisory
- Site visits and turbine inspections
- Engineering (Electrical, Structural, Design)
- Early-stage Development Support Services
- Wind Resource and Energy Yield Analysis (pre- and post-construction)
Supporting in early-market studies, site identification & characterisation, market regulations, and route-to-market strategy.
Offering a vast range of technical expertise to provide clients with technical studies in almost every area of interest.
Our owner’s engineering ensures your project runs on time, on budget and according to your objectives.
Specialist technical due diligence supporting the financing, acquisition, sale and refinancing of assets, technology and companies within the renewable energy market.
OWC draws on a vase range of engineering expertise to provide you with specialist engineering and analysis across every stage of a renewable project’s lifecycle.
Dedicated multi-disciplinary geoscience team covering geotechnical, geophysical, geospatial engineering, supporting renewable energy projects in understanding and mitigating their ground risks.
Innosea – the French branch of OWC – is a leading research & development (R&D) partner across the marine renewable energy landscape.
INNOSEA is a leading global specialist in wind turbine generator (WTG) engineering, emcompassing integrated loads analysis and foundation design for both fixed and floating offshore wind turbines. Our integrated service solution unlocks a turbine and foundation’s complex load interactions, driving greater design certainty in developing a WTG that meets your project specifications.
The value we bring
Supported more than 11 GW of potential installed onshore wind capacity in 2022.
Technical experts with experience in planning, construction, maintenance and decommissioning.
Proven track record supporting 20 onshore wind projects, totalling 14.9 GW and 117 installed assets.
Our highly successful Onshore Renewables team, having operated under the ABL banner since 2021, is now an important part of OWC’s global platform.
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