Arklow Bank Wind Park - Outline/conceptual design

Ramboll has been involved in more than 60% of all offshore wind farms

Ramboll has been involved in more than 60% of all offshore wind farms

Contact

Søren Juel Petersen

Søren Juel Petersen

Business Development Director, Wind Energy
T: +45 5161 8760

Services we provided

The Arklow Bank Wind Park was Ireland's first offshore wind project. At project outset in 2001, the wind park was intended to host 200 turbines with a nominal output of 520 MW. Ramboll acted as owner's engineering consultant on the project.

The first of the giants

The wind park started producing electricity in 2004 and was the first offshore wind park to deploy giant wind turbines in excess of 3 megawatts.

In cooperation with Fehily Timoney, Ramboll led the conceptual design of the project including:

  • conceptual/outline foundation design for water depths 5 to 30 metres
  • design of monopiles, tripod foundation and gravity based foundations
  • design basis for environmental forces
  • numerical modelling of morphology
  • design of scour

Thorough environmental investigations

Furthermore, emissions during the construction phase, construction and installation methods for foundation and turbines, constructional and operational risk analysis with respect to shipping traffic and decommissioning of structures was also part of the investigations.

Additionally, the assignment included provision of design input to the environmental impact statement (EIS) on:

  • emissions during the construction phase
  • construction and foundation methods for foundations and turbines
  • decommissioning of the structures
  • constructional and operational risk analysis with respect to shipping traffic.

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