Ice load portal for preliminary design of offshore wind turbines in ice-covered sea areas

Jaakko Heinonen, Maria Tikanmäki, Juha Kurkela, Paul Klinge, Toni Hekkala, Jussi Koskela, Anni Montonen, Patrick Eriksson

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference PosterScientific


    We are developing an ice load portal to simplify and speed-up the preliminary design phase of offshore wind farms. This study demonstrates the functionality of the ice load design portal with case studies and comparisons in terms of various sites, turbine sizes and loading combinations. Visual geographical information tools integrated with structural analysis tools are fundamental for proper offshore wind energy planning and decision making. The presentation brings together principles of maritime spatial planning (MSP) by using GIS data and how it can be utilized in the preliminary structural design of offshore wind park. As the design portal integrate all necessary information (site-specific environmental data, structural design and environmental loads) into a single tool, it shortens the preliminary design of offshore wind farms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventWind Europe Conference & Exhibition - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 28 Nov 201730 Nov 2017


    ConferenceWind Europe Conference & Exhibition


    • ice load
    • offshore wind turbines
    • design portal
    • structural performance


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