Description of the project
The NSWPH consortium is considering to facilitate connection of far offshore wind areas in the North Sea to the onshore electricity grid by means of an artificial island. PCR has been requested by NSWPH to perform a constructability analysis for two conceptual island designs (small and large).
The harsh conditions of the North Sea and the remoteness at the chosen location demanded a thorough analysis of the practical limits of working methods commonly applied.
In the study Port Consultants Rotterdam (PCR) assessed the technical feasibility of the island construction, selecting robust construction techniques and indicating the required capacity of the equipment (partly purpose build).