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David Lambkin

Metocean specialist
+44 (0)23 8071 1874

Engineering support for Beatrice Wind Farm

SSE Renewables

Design criteria

Our metocean scientists provided a suite of metocean design and operational criteria to support the design and engineering requirements for the Beatrice offshore wind development and its export cable route off the Caithness coast in northern Scotland.

Using the SEASTATES hindcast database, we developed bespoke, high-resolution hydrodynamic wave models. These provided the long-term databases required for robust statistical analysis of metocean conditions, supported and validated by multiple measured datasets.

The design criteria provided a statistical breakdown of extreme metocean conditions, including wind speeds, wave heights, current velocities and water levels, essential to inform the developer's Front End Engineering Design (FEED) studies.

Development of operational criteria from the hindcast databases contributed to fatigue analysis of the proposed developments, and were also designed to inform construction and maintenance planning.

The design criteria were subject to independent review to ensure compliance with ISO standards.

Our approach provided a technical advantage over other commercially available hindcasts operating at a coarser spatial resolution, and supported a more detailed understanding of the unique environment of the Moray Firth.

ABPmer supports marine infrastructure design with comprehensive metocean information to minimise uncertainty, maximise efficiency and ensure compliance with international standards. Find out more about our design criteria services.

David Lambkin

Metocean specialist
+44 (0)23 8071 1874

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