The Anonymous Widower

Offshore Wind Turbines Need To Be Standardised, Energy Transition Industrialised To Reach Targets, Says Siemens Energy VP For Western Europe

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on offshoreWIND.biz.

This is the sub-heading.

Governments need to move from talking about policies to implementation, the offshore wind industry needs to employ standardisation, and clear rules and regulations need to be set for green hydrogen in order to move faster with large-scale deployment and achieve meaningful progress in limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The guy has a point, as mass production of anything is generally more efficient and creates more units in a given time.

But can a diverse group of politicians, agree on a standard for turbines, fixed foundations, floaters, cables and sub-stations and then make sure all are identical and clip together like Lego? I doubt it!

And how would you fit innovative designs like TwinHub into a standard.

This image shows one of their TwinHub turbine installations being towed into place.

At least it could be built to hold two standard turbines.

December 20, 2022 - Posted by | Design, Energy | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. The guy is spot on and UK with such a big build programme planned should run a competition to find a supplier that will manufacture the nacelles and equipment in the UK and give them a grant to build the facility.

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | December 20, 2022 | Reply

    • It certainly is a good thing, that the Crown Estate has given a Contract for Difference to TwinHub and brought forward the innovation in INTOG.

      They also seem keen to get the local supply chain built.

      Perhaps the first thing that should be standardised should be the interfaces between components.

      Comment by AnonW | December 20, 2022 | Reply


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