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Alleviating cyclone and earthquake challenges for wind farms Joint Industry Project

DNV GL launches Joint Industry Project to analyse alleviating cyclone and earthquake challenges for wind farms

Globally the accumulated wind power capacity has doubled over the last 15 years. Currently roughly 3% of worlds electricity is produced by wind energy. Emerging offshore wind markets will bring this number up but will also bring new challenges for wind industry stakeholders – e.g. on how wind turbines structures should be designed for Cyclones and Earthquakes.

This topic is of high importance in offshore markets in the Asian Pacific region like Taiwan, Japan, Korea as well as parts of the United States as these regions are often struck by these heavy forces of nature. Currently a clear industry approach giving guidance on this is missing which often leads to long-lasting coordination work between e.g. turbine manufacturer and wind farm developer.

Now, DNV GL is calling offshore stakeholders to join forces to bring more transparency and financial security into offshore wind projects and to align on an approach on how wind turbines structures should be designed in these areas. The joint industry project is called ACE which stand for Alleviating Cyclone and Earthquake challenges for wind farm.

What are the goals of the JIP?

Minimize cost, warranty and liability risk
Optimize for seismic and typhoon conditions at an early stage
Balance between safety and cost
Understand safety level and the risk associated
Who should take part?


Project Developers
Project owners
Authorities and other interested parties

Our proposed timeline

Early start as soon as minimum number of partners is reached.

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What are the next steps?

To generate results quickly (Q2 2020), the work will be arranged in working groups, including three workshops each. DNV GL is targeting for approximately 12 participants A first workshop with interested parties is scheduled to take place in Hamburg on 2 April 2019 (by invitation only).