Offshore wind

Effective offshore wind energy consulting ensures that wind is increasingly included in renewable energy strategies. The wind energy sector has an annual growth rate of 20-30 percent, and can help maintain the security of the global energy supply.

Contacts

Ramboll's Global Wind & Towers Division is represented in Denmark, the UK and Germany. These are your contacts:
Klaus Jacob Jensen

Klaus Jacob Jensen

Director of Global Wind & Towers Division
T: +45 5161 8617
Dr.-Ing. Tim Fischer

Dr.-Ing. Tim Fischer

Vice Director Wind & Towers
T: +49 40 302020-132
Søren Juel Petersen

Søren Juel Petersen

Global Market Director
T: +45 5161 8760
Santiago Paredes Pinzon

Santiago Paredes Pinzon

Head of Wind & Towers Department, Copenhagen, Denmark
T: +45 7913 7206

Klaus Andersen

M.Sc., structural eng., Head of Wind & Towers Department Esbjerg Denmark
T: +45 5161 7143
Ben Wysome

Ben Wysome

Head of Wind & Towers Department UK
Andreas Willecke

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Willecke

Head of Department Wind & Towers Germany
T: +49 40 302020-151
Alexander Mitzlaff

Alexander Mitzlaff

Technical Director
T: +49 40 32818-121

Developing a large offshore wind project is a complex undertaking. A large number of interfacing issues need to be resolved at all stages of the development process; from the initial idea to the time when the turbines are installed and in operation. Ramboll has the knowledge and the experience required to identify and to manage the risks and the uncertainties in a systematic manner, based on constantly updated evaluations of the costs and the benefits. We offer a full range of services from planning and project development to design, implementation and follow up on operation, maintenance, and finally to decommissioning.

Innovation - reduction of LCoE

Ramboll has the knowledge and experience to be a key contributor to advanced research and development activities within energy, structural and offshore engineering. Read more about innovation and reduction of LCoE.

Wind energy planning

Large-scale and cost-effective use of wind energy requires integration of wind energy into the mix of energy sources and into the power grid. Ramboll establishes and reviews local, national and regional energy resource planning and incorporates wind energy into the planning schemes. We investigate the possibilities of combining wind energy with other energy sources with regard to carbon emissions, economy, security of supply and the electrical infrastructure.

Offshore project development

Once an offshore wind farm is considered or has been decided upon, we provide support and advice as the owner's engineer throughout the development process on relevant technical, environmental, timing and financial matters. Read more about project development. 
 

Offshore site investigations

Based on factors such as the choice of turbine and site conditions, Ramboll carries out all the necessary analyses to select the foundation type best suited for your offshore wind farm project. Read more about site investigations.

Offshore structural design

Ramboll is the world leader within design of offshore foundations for wind turbines, having performed designs for more than 40 offshore wind farms. More than 65% of the world’s offshore wind turbines rise from foundations designed by Ramboll. Read more about structural design of foundations for offshore wind turbines.

Offshore substation design

Ramboll has vast experience within design of complete substations including structures, topsides, facilities, helipads, electrical and mechanical equipment and safety issues. Read more about our offshore substation design services.

Asset management

After the design and installation phases, Ramboll provides asset management assistance based on our in-depth knowledge of the design of the structures. Read more about out asset management services.  

Free downloads

In order to register and document all identified hazards, risk mitigation measures and recommendations for further control methods in an effective and sufficient way, Ramboll has developed the DRA tool “Soter” for the execution of Design Risk Assessments. Read more and download the Soter application


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More information

Capability statement for offshore wind energy (brief version)

Get a quick overview of our offshore wind capabilities.

Capability Statement for offshore wind, brief version (online publication, opens in new window).

Ramboll Offshore Structure Analysis Programs

ROSAP is developed to meet the ever increasing demands for structural design, optimisation and lifetime extension of offshore structures.
Read more in the ROSAP brochure (online publication, opens in new window).

Publications

Member associations and industry links

WindEurope

Ramboll is a member of WindEurope.

AWEA

Ramboll is a member of AWEA - American Wind Energy Association.

Danish Wind Energy Association

Ramboll is a member of the Danish Wind Energy Association

Global Offshore Wind Farms Database

Global Offshore Wind Farms Database

Projects

Offshore wind monopile foundation

150 Monopiles in the North Sea push offshore wind into deeper waters

Far out in the North Sea, 150 wind turbines will rise from water depths of up to 37 metres and constitute one of the world’s largest wind farms. Ramboll has designed the monopile foundations for the Gemini offshore wind farm that will supply more than 1.5 million Dutch citizens with renewable energy in 2016.

Ramboll provides foundation and pile design for the Greater Gabbard wind farm, the first offshore wind farm to be located on more than 30 metres of water. Image from Burbo Bank courtesy of DONG Energy.

Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm

British Greater Gabbard will be the first offshore wind farm to be located on more than 30 metres of water. Ramboll will perform individualised foundation design for the 500 MW, 140 turbines project.

Wind farms in Basse-Normandie

Bracing offshore wind farms for extreme conditions

Designing offshore wind farms that can resist strong currents, heavy wind, powerful waves and rapid erosion is no walk in the park. Ramboll is currently shaping two new wind parks with monopile foundations off the French coast that can withstand the harsh conditions and provide renewable and cleaner electricity.

Anholt Windmills

Anholt Offshore Wind Farm - Denmark's largest offshore wind farm

The Anholt Offshore Wind Farm, which was completed in 2013, is the world's third largest offshore wind farm. The 400 MW wind farm, placed in the Kattegat strait between Jutland and the island of Anholt, produces energy equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 400,000 households, or 4% of Denmark's total power consumption.

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Ramboll Group A/S

Ramboll Group A/S
Hannemanns Allé 53
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark
Tel: +45 5161 1000
Fax +45 5161 1001

Mail: info@ramboll.com

Danish CVR numbers

Danish CVR numbers

Ramboll Group
10160669

Rambøll Danmark
35128417

Ramboll Energy
35128417

Rambøll Management Consulting
60997918

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