NorthWind work package leaders, members of the board and representatives from research and industry partners and the Research Council of Norway visited NorthWind partner Aibel‘s Haugesund yard today. A huge HVDC platform currently being assembled onsite will be a part of the UK’s huge Doggerbank offshore wind farm, where it will convert the production of 95 wind turbines for transmission to the shore.
Participants also got the chance to take a peak in Aibel’s towering North Sea Hall, where large structures can be assembled under sheltered conditions.
Earlier during the day, Centre Management organised a workshop attended by representatives from the Marine Energy Test Centre (METCentre) and NorthWind partner organisation Norwegian Offshore Wind. High on the agenda was the topic of data sharing. Getting access to good quality data is very helpful to research scientists, but the data is sometimes not made available due to various concerns – among which the protection of intellectual property.
The day was also an occasion for the NorthWind board to hold an official meeting. Tomorrow, several of the participants will be joining the Floating Wind Days, a large floating wind conference gathering top experts from the industry.