IPF 2024 Roundup

by | May 2, 2024 | Kinewell Energy, Inter-Array optimisation

Kinewell Supporting US Offshore Wind

Last week Kinewell’s Dr Andrew Jenkins attended the International Partnering Forum in New Orleans.

The event boasts that it “connects global leaders and businesses in the supply chain, offers unparalleled networking opportunities, and delivers the most timely and relevant updates on the industry, from technology and policy to safety and siting.”

From our exhibition stand in the UK pavilion we showcased our state of the art Saas solutions for developing cost effective windfarms and had lots of interest from wind farm developers and wind farm design consultants.

Our award winning KLOC software optimises inter-array cable layouts, saving up to 20% of cable system CAPEX over the project life and is suitable for both fixed bottom and floating wind farms, serving both the West and East Coast US wind farm needs.

KWOTA optimises the offshore wind turbine layout minimising wake losses and maximising energy yield leading to reduced LCoE. It is suitable for all wind farm layouts including the grid layout of US wind farm designs.

KDOTS supports with export system technology choices, allowing users to rapidly design many feasible transmission systems during early project development and identify the most appropriate designs to focus detailed effort on. It also provides a framework to robustly handle severe uncertainty surrounding the economic assessments of different export system configurations.

Andrew commented “The US is a really exciting opportunity for us, despite the difficult times the industry is facing from inflation and interest rate challenges. These challenges highlight the need to find ways of reducing cost and deliver projects with fewer resources; our solutions do exactly that and can add real cost savings to projects helping make them viable.”

Attendees were interested to learn more about the funding we have received from North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) through the TIGGOR project, which is designed to boost supply chain growth and productivity in the North East’s burgeoning offshore wind and subsea sectors, and the future developments they can expect from Kinewell.

We also took the opportunity to network with other key changemakers in the industry including NOF’s Joanne Leng, and Magnus Willet from the TIGGOR project run by Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. Of course, Andrew did have some downtime to sample the unique culture of the ‘Big Easy’.


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