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Minimising the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) in Offshore Wind Using Digital Workflows

The offshore wind market has never been as exciting or dynamic as it is today. With aggressive carbon reduction and renewable energy targets, favourable locations near dense population centres, and new developments in floating platform solutions, offshore wind is poised for rapid growth in the coming decades.

But new opportunities bring new challenges. Offshore wind requires a paradigm shift for traditional offshore projects as mass production of platforms requires sharper focus on reducing the overall cost of these structures to be competitive with alternative energy sources. With solutions from Bentley Systems, the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) can be reduced by optimising the planning, design, delivery, and operating costs of wind turbine assets.

Learn how users of Bentley’s OpenWindPower offshore wind structural analysis and design software and PLAXIS geotechnical analysis software have optimised the design of their wind turbine foundation structures to reduce material, installation, and operating costs. OpenWindPower provides industry-specific modelling tools to quickly generate the structural model and the thousands of simulations required to design a wind turbine foundation, allowing more time for design optimisation. PLAXIS enables users to directly integrate monopile and suction bucket foundation models with OpenWindPower for more accurate and efficient foundation designs.

Other key takeaways include learning how:

  • SYNCHRO construction management software have improved construction scheduling through advanced 4D construction simulation technology.
  • MOSES offshore simulation software users have reduced the risk and cost of installing and transporting offshore assets to site.

Accelerate the future of your offshore wind energy projects through LCOE optimisation using Bentley digital workflows.

 

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