- Published: 27 March 2019 27 March 2019
DNV GL is calling on wind industry stakeholders to join a new Joint Industry Project (JIP) to mutually develop a new guideline to alleviate wind turbine structures from the impacts of cyclones and earthquakes.
The ACE (Alleviating Cyclone and Earthquake Challenges for Wind farms) Joint Industry Project is aiming to gather experiences from cross-industry players to align wind turbine design methodologies for those extreme weather conditions. Seismic and cyclone impacts on wind turbines is of critical importance in emerging offshore markets such as the Asian Pacific region like Taiwan, Japan, Korea as well as parts of the USA. The ACE Joint Industry Project aims to bring more transparency and reduce uncertainty in the design of offshore wind turbines. The Recommended Practice will increase the financial robustness of future wind farms developed for the emerging offshore markets.