PSC adds value to expanding offshore wind sector
May 7, 2020

Nick Randles

Offshore wind generation provides a significant contribution to the global challenge to reduce carbon emissions, benefiting from rapid technology improvements and capital cost reductions over the last ten years. Recognizing this offshore wind energy potential, PSC is actively engaged in global offshore wind projects.

 

Offshore wind growth isn’t slowing anytime soon

The global offshore wind market grew nearly 30 percent per year between 2010 and 2019 with Europe leading the way, most notably the United Kingdom, Germany, and Denmark.   

The drive to develop offshore wind is now geographically diverse with schemes being developed in China, Vietnam, Finland, Japan, South Korea, the US, Ireland, Taiwan, Spain, Norway, and France

Despite this rapid development, offshore wind energy is still one of the world’s most underused resources. There is little doubt that the rate of growth in the sector will continue for many years to come.    

As turbines get bigger, wind farms get larger and are developed further offshore, the collection and transmission of the generated energy to the onshore transmission system becomes more challenging.   

PSC, poised to service offshore wind developers and transmission owners

With its global resources and experience in offshore wind, power system studies, and HVDC technology, PSC is well-positioned to support the continued global growth in the development of offshore wind.  

PSC specialist engineers have been involved in the UK offshore wind sector since 2015.  We’ve undertaken Technical Due Diligence (TDD) for all the UK Offshore Transmission Owners’ (OFTOs’) schemes in the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM) tender rounds 4, 5 and 6.  We are currently providing Preferred Bidder (PB) Phase TDD services for the Walney Extension and Hornsea OFTOs. And we’ve commenced the ITT Phase TDD services for East Anglia One OFTO.    

In the international arena, PSC engineers have provided technical advice and/or concept design for the Bin Hai OWF in China, the Ishikore OWF in Japan, and the Virginia Offshore Wind development in the USA.

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