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I Floating Offshore Wind

Floating offshore wind technology is rapidly gaining momentum as governments and organisations recognise its potential to harness wind resources from deep water sites.  Unlike fixed-bottom offshore wind, which relies on foundations anchored to the seabed, floating offshore wind turbines can be deployed in deeper waters, expanding the possibilities for clean energy generation.

Crondall Energy has been at the forefront of Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) development. With a wealth of expertise and a commitment to sustainable energy solutions, Crondall Energy has made significant contributions to this emerging sector.

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At Crondall Energy, we’ve built a substantial track record in this field, collaborating with industry leaders such as ORE Catapult, NSTA, Orcadian Energy, NZTC, Siemens Energy, BHP, Subsea 7, Bumi Armada and Equinor.  Our expertise drives innovation and propels us toward cleaner energy solutions. 

Here are some highlights of Crondall Energy’s experience in FOW:

  1. Innovative Design and Engineering: Crondall Energy specialises in designing and engineering essential elements of a floating offshore wind development including concept and early-stage engineering, client engineering, electrical engineering and subsea cable design and routing.  The team have also designed a Floating Offshore Substation (FOSS) through their subsidiary company Buoyant Production Technologies 

  2. Project Feasibility Studies: Crondall Energy conducts thorough feasibility studies for FOW projects. These studies assess site conditions, resource availability, and economic viability, providing essential insights for project developers and investors. This stage can also include mooring analysis and design, holistic floating substructure assessment and dynamic cable analysis.

  3. Technology Assessment: The consultancy evaluates various floating substructure designs, considering factors such as stability, mooring systems, wind turbine floater integration and material selection. Their assessments guide clients toward optimal solutions. 

  4. Risk Mitigation Strategies: Crondall Energy identifies and mitigates risks associated with FOW projects ensuring successful project execution.

  5. Collaboration with Industry Stakeholders: Crondall Energy actively collaborates with industry players, research institutions, and policymakers. Their involvement in industry forums and knowledge-sharing initiatives contributes to the growth of FOW globally.

In summary, Crondall Energy’s dedication to advancing FLOW technology underscores their pivotal role in shaping the future of renewable energy. As the industry continues to evolve, their expertise will be instrumental in realising the full potential of floating offshore wind.

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Key Services:

I Substructure Assessment

Advancing beyond Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) in Floating Substructure Selection, our approach extends beyond traditional TRL assessments to ensure the successful design, installation, operation, and maintenance of offshore wind farms. 

I Mooring Design

We specialise in delivering mooring solutions for various offshore floating structures and our approach covers the entire spectrum.  From concept to execution, we’re committed to excellence in offshore engineering.

I Lender's Technical Advisor

At Crondall Energy, we have a robust track record in providing Lenders Technical Advisor services for the offshore energy industry.  Our global clientele includes commercial debt lenders across Asia, Europe, the UK, and the US, with support from export credit agencies.

I Comparing Floating vs Fixed Solutions

At early assessment our primary objectives are to minimise both capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) (collectively known as TOTEX).  By engaging directly with developers and leveraging our in-house expertise, we ensure robust decision-making for technically and financially sustainable offshore wind projects.

I Floating Substations

Learn more about our work at Buoyant Production Technologies developing AC and DC substations in collaboration with Siemens Energy.  Let’s harness the power of wind for a sustainable future! 

I Subsea Cables

At Crondall Energy, we specialise in design and verification of subsea cables; cable routing; cable layout, sizing and interface with floating / subsea infrastructure.   Our commitment to excellence drives sustainable offshore solutions.

I Electrical Engineering

At Crondall Energy, our electrical engineering services encompass a wide spectrum of expertise.  Our electrical engineering team are capable of delivering electrical designs for renewable generation, offshore electrification and microgrids (KW to MW scale).

Here’s a glimpse into what we offer:

Subsea Power Systems:

  1. Designing robust subsea power distribution networks.

  2. Ensuring reliable power supply to offshore installations.

  3. Mitigating risks associated with underwater electrical systems.

Offshore Electrification:

  1. Balancing energy needs efficiently.

  2. Maximizing reliability in power import.

  3. Minimizing environmental impact.

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