Wind farm design
A major part of our activities for the moment is wind farm design and layout optimisation where we with different exactness take at least the following aspects into account:
- Preliminary wind resource assumptions
- Noise calculations
- ISO 9613-2
- Receptor focussed NORD2000 calculations
- NORD2000 Noise maps
- low frequency noise studies
- Flickering studies
- Visual impact
- ZVI maps
- Photomontages (onsite & remote)
- Environmental restrictions
In our opinion estimates for the existing wind resource shall exist from really early project phases up to financial closing and continuing through operation supervision. We provide 4 levels of resource studies:
- Screening studies for early project development decisions
- Siting studies for permitting
- Bankable studies for financial closing
- Existing wind climate definition for plant supervision and follow-up
Wind CFD programs and expert services
To experienced customers with a need for own calculation capacity we can provide the world leading CFD tool for windfarm-calculations. Windsim . solves many of the challenges occuring in other programs in complex terrain. Ofcourse we also provide CFD calculations as a service.
Our consultants are very experienced in environmental impact assessment (EIA), zoning and other permit acquisition work, for both wind power and the traditional power sector. In Finland we can show 12 years of experience in wind power permitting. Starting from 1994 we have managed permitting discussions in international power projects. An important part of our permitting related services is negotiation and communication support.
Our growth in wind started from procurement management. We have a considerable market share of implemented Finnish projects. We have negotiated with all major suppliers and negotiated contracts with Gamesa, Nordex, Vestas and Siemens up to “closing ready”.
Our consultants can list references of 13200 MW of projects where a broad spectra of Owners engineer’s services have been delivered. A significant part of this are in windpower (calculated in MW), if calculated in implemented value most references are in the traditional power sector (engine-driven, nuclear, hydro, coal).
As a logical continuation of wind farm design and permitting support comes transaction support. We have seen several wind farms succeeding (and failing) during the permitting process and we have hands on experience from all steps in the permitting process. Thus we are ideally positioned to support project evaluations, and perform due diligence.
Operational supervision services
After having designed and implemented the wind farm we are happy to be able to deliver operational supervision using software from our partner BazeTechnology. By this activity we can continue supporting our customers when they start to earn from the investments in project development. Approximately 10% of the Finnish wind farms are already supervised by BazeTechnology tools or are in the process of implementing such.