Garrad Hassan to contribute in three ETI funded projects

Garrad Hassan is to play a role in three of the four projects that have been selected by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to receive funding as part of a £1.1 billion initiative.

It will be involved as a partner in the ReDAPT project and as a sub-contractor in both the Helm Wind and Deepwater Turbine projects.

All three projects will utilise Garrad Hassan's GH Bladed software.

Within the Helm Wind project it will be used for turbine concept design as part of a collaborative project to optimise the design of large scale offshore wind farm power stations.

The Deepwater Turbine project is focused on determining the design and feasibility of a 5MW offshore wind turbine utilising a floating platform for deepwater deployment. Garrad Hassan will be responsible for numerical modelling of the turbine and the floating structure in order to analyse the structural dynamics and to calculate design loads. This project has the potential to allow offshore wind turbines to be deployed in large areas of deep water where bottom-mounted wind turbines cannot be installed.

The ReDAPT project is focused on collecting environmental and performance data from a 1MW tidal turbine device that will be installed at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney. Garrad Hassan will be responsible for the turbine control system and will develop their existing SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system for wind turbines – GH SCADA, to produce a standardised recording and reporting mechanism that will enable coherent data collection and processing.