Having performed countless monopile concept- and FEED-studies for business cases and bids we understand the importance of getting things right from the beginning. As a result, we do not compromise on the accuracy of our engineering models and methods but apply the same approach in the early phases of a project as we would for a detailed design. This means that a concept monopile designed by our experts will differ less from the final foundation giving our clients higher certainty on their business cases. As part of concept and FEED studies we:
Venfluc has an unmatched track record when it comes to designing and optimising monopile foundations for offshore wind turbines. We automate and standardise design processes to produce designs that are cost-effective and reliable. Furthermore, we incorporate state-of-the-art engineering practises like soil reaction curves from the Pile Soil Analysis (PISA) project into our designs. At Venfluc we:
Handling and storage of wind turbine towers and monopile foundations during fabrication becomes a progressively challenging and delicate task as tower and foundation diameters increase. Every step of the process at the fabrication site must be carefully analysed to avoid unintended plastic deformation and maintain structural integrity.
At Venfluc, we pride ourselves on our skills in the verification of handling and storage scenarios. Using in-depth finite element analysis (FEA), we provide:
At Venfluc, our expertise lies in the structural integrity assessments of wind turbine towers and monopile foundations throughout their installation and transport phases. Utilising detailed finite element analyses and adhering to industry-leading standards, our verifications encompass:
In the pursuit of cost-effective and reliable designs, the offshore wind industry is progressively leaning on the capabilities of advanced finite element analysis. At Venfluc, we stand at the forefront with our industry-leading expertise in conducting finite element analyses for offshore wind turbine -and substation support structures. Not only do we excel in model precision, but we also harness automation for parametric studies, optimising structures to drive down costs.
Arguably the most critical aspect of a successful offshore wind turbine foundation design is the integrated load analysis (ILA), where the loads and the design are resolved. Typically, the loads are determined by the wind turbine manufacturer, whereas the foundation design is conducted by a consultant. This split could potentially lead to sub-optimised structures if not handled properly.
At Venfluc we have industry-leading experience in both designing foundations and managing the integrated load analysis process. We ensure that the process runs smoothly, and that undesirable sub-optimisation is avoided leading to significant cost reductions for our clients. In short, we: