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Title: Gaps in the Design Process

The design of offshore wind plants is a relatively new field. The move into U.S. waters will have unique environmental conditions, as well as expectations from the authorities responsible for managing the development. Wind turbines are required to test their assumed design conditions with the site conditions of the plant. There are still some outstanding issues on how we can assure that the design for both the turbine and the foundation are appropriate for the site and will have an acceptable level of risk associated with the particular installation.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1330498
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-5000-67279
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the Business Network for Offshore Wind 2016 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum, 2-5 October 2016, Newport, Rhode Island
Research Org:
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING offshore wind; design criteria; reliability; site suitability; site assessment; probability of failure