Offshore Renewables, and in particular Offshore Wind, is a rapidly growing sector. The costs of offshore wind have fallen dramatically in recent years, leading to wind now being one of the cheapest forms of electricity.
There is huge potential in the UK and worldwide to deploy ever-increasing volumes of offshore wind, to drive decarbonisation of the electricity sector and help to meet our carbon targets. However, there are also significant challenges, such as the ability to successfully transport this energy from where it is generated to the demand centres.
Applying innovative thinking and solutions to deliver the energy system of the future for our clients and their customers.
The next few years will see new increasing investment in the electricity networks to accommodate these increasing volumes of offshore wind. Innovation such as offshore hubs, DC distribution systems, multi-vector solutions and storage technologies are all likely to form part of the solution.
We have the expertise to assist with more traditional areas such as obtaining and negotiating for grid connections, carrying out offshore wind power systems studies and supporting offshore wind due diligence projects. In addition, our consultants have been involved in various offshore wind innovation projects, such as the move the higher voltage inter-array networks and the analysis of novel offshore transmission technologies.