Offshore export system design

Kinewell’s Designing Offshore Transmission Systems (KDOTS) supports robust handling of uncertainties in offshore wind farm design

Kick-start early development

Rapidly design many feasible transmission systems during early project development and identify the most appropriate designs to focus detailed effort on.

Make risk-informed decisions

KDOTS provides a framework to robustly handle severe uncertainty surrounding the economic assessments of different export system configurations.

Electrical and hydrogen export systems

Design and compare different electrical, hydrogen, and hybrid export systems to find the most economic option for your project.

Northern Gas Networks HyCoRe programme

In collaboration with Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, Kinewell Energy are delivering a Hydrogen Cost Reduction ( HyCoRe ) programme on behalf of Northern Gas Networks funded by Ofgem’s strategic investment fund (SIF). Using KDOTS alongside KLOC, the project has improved understanding around integration between offshore wind and electrolysis to create green hydrogen. In particular, the project focused on the optimal placement of infrastructure, such as electrolysers and energy storage.

Learn more about the research behind KDOTS

Hear from Kinewell Energy’s Dr. Henna Bains about the research behind KDOTS and the collaboration with ORE Catapult and Durham University.

What others say about us


This tool [KDOTS] represents a significant achievement to improve decision making for large scale wind energy integration. By combining advanced mathematical methods with engineering expertise, this project furthers our progress to a net zero future. It’s exhilarating to see years of interdisciplinary research being put into a commercial product.

Prof. Matthias Troffaes & Dr. Behzad Kazemtabrizi
Durham University

ORE Catapult’s commitment to innovation fosters success stories, bringing transformative technologies to market. Our collaboration with Kinewell has propelled ground breaking research, leading to a cutting edge product. It plays a crucial role in the design and optimisation of offshore wind farms, driving the global transition to a net zero future.

Paul McKeever
ORE Catapult

The work conducted by Kinewell Energy has evidenced the value that subsea junction boxes can deliver to floating wind farms under a range of innovative network configurations. The project team uncovered additional learning around floating wind design decisions, that we will take forward and deploy in our global floating offshore wind farm portfolio.

Arild Lange

The Kinewell team have developed a truly incredible capability for the offshore wind industry with the KLOC software solution through the TIGGOR programme.

Dr Graham M. Smith
ORE Catapult

Kinewell’s software will allow us to look at ways of optimising the layout of our inter array cables and Offshore Substation (OSPs) locations at an earlier stage of the design, giving us the opportunity to find potential cost savings in multiple areas of the project reducing our Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE).

Ross Cottam, SSE Renewables
SSE Renewables