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Scira Offshore Energy

Development of the Sheringham Shoal wind farm

ImageScira Offshore Energy (Scira) is developing a 315MW offshore wind farm 20km north of the Norfolk coast in UK waters. Scira is a special-purpose vehicle of Ecoventures from the Netherlands and SLP Energy from the UK. Ecofys BV is technical consultant to Scira, providing technical project management and specialist services. In this article the preparations for this large wind farm are described along the lines of the technical, organisational, economic and environmental requirements.

By Quirin Sluijs, Manager Wind Energy, and Bernard van Hemert, Senior Consultant, Ecofys BV, The Netherlands

An Integrated Monitoring System for Offshore Wind Farms

The Design of a Cost-Effective Turnkey SolutionImage
Before an offshore wind farm site is installed, there must be a geographical survey, wind analysis and environmental impact study for the area in consideration. To conduct these surveys and studies it is beneficial to have a site monitoring. In this article the authors describe the design considerations for such a system.
By Hans-Jorgen Hansen and Steven Thumbeck, MacArtney A/S, Denmark
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