Capability & Experience – Offshore Renewables

  • Offshore wind developments – Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm
  • Offshore foundation structures – wind and tidal turbines, met masts
  • Offshore foundation structures – mono-piles, jackets/tripods, gravity
  • Deck structures and access
  • Offshore substations
  • Geotechnical engineering – monopiles, gravity bases, suction caissons
  • Specialist structural analysis
  • Installation engineering
  • Marine engineering
  • Lightweight materials – aluminium, composites
  • Project management
  • Procurement

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  • SLP has gained considerable expertise through its development of the Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm
  • Planning application & EIA preparation
  • Procurement of ecological and sea bed surveys and stakeholder liaison
  • Wind farm design and evaluation of options
  • Sold stake in early 2007

Current Portfolio

  • UK initial screening study for further projects completed – have identified 2 more
  • Proposals made to Isle of Wight and Isle of Man executives

Suction bucket foundations – collaborative research

  • DTI funded study including laboratory & mid-scale testing, theoretical models, scour effects, installation methods, etc.

Tidal energy – investment in TGL

  • DTI funded 500kW demonstrator
  • SLP undertook design & supply of foundation

DIWET5 – £3.5m ETI funded feasibility study with industrial partners (BAES, BlueH, Romax, GHP, CEFAS, & SLP)

  • Deep water floating solution TLP
  • 2-bladed 5MW lightweight innovative turbine