operation under a wide range of weather conditions, including tropical systems. The resulting foundation is designed to withstand the 100-year hurricane and checked for robustness against the 1,000-year hurricane. The foundation requires less steel than a comparable foundation and can operate in a
much wider weather window commonly found far off the northeast coast of
the United States.
The offshore oil industry can bring four main lessons to
the offshore wind industry. First, proven technologies and
experience from offshore applications should be considered and tailored for offshore wind applications. Secondly, safety and compliance levels should be matched at the
forefront of all design, manufacturing and installations.
Third, as is the case with oil, never stop innovating and
fnding new ways to push the boundaries. And fnally, the
best solution is achieved when suppliers’ and customers’
engineers work shoulder-to-shoulder.
We fnd that proven expertise and a passion for innovative polymer engineering in the offshore oil and gas sector
accelerates performance for our customers in renewables.
We believe the oil and gas sector has a signifcant amount
to offer the offshore wind industry — not just in terms of
technology transfer, but knowledge transfer too.
Since its inception, the oil and gas sector has continually pushed the boundaries with regards to design and engineering, and today operates to the highest standards of
health, safety and quality.
At JDR, we’ve found that many of the lessons we’ve
learned from solving technical challenges related to oper-
ating in the world’s harshest and most remote environ-
ments are equally applicable to offshore wind. As a result,
we’ve been able to apply our experience in designing, engi-
neering and manufacturing subsea cables and umbilicals
for the global oil and gas industry, to develop pioneering solutions for renew-
ables customers, while retaining our proven design and technical reliability.
However, technology and knowledge transfer go both ways and in today’s
low oil price environment, we believe that opportunities also exist for the
renewables sector to share best practices and lessons learned — particularly
around cost reduction and operational effciency.
CEO, JDR and
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