FEED studies

FEED studies

DNV GL is experienced in delivering FEED studies to ensure that owners of projects are well-informed before they put contracts out to tender.

A well managed FEED study, as well as delivering real project value, will provide:
  • Early understanding of project costs and economics
  • Optimal selection of design concepts
  • Foundations for a well-planned and specified procurement process

Offshore wind farms differ from onshore in the proportion of non-turbine works required (representing around 50% of project capital costs as compare to 25% onshore). The balance of plant works are highly project-specific and if an optimised solution is to be found, well-timed and targeted engineering design and analysis is essential. A FEED study can play a major part in that, potentially covering

  • Developing understanding of wind turbine options and how their specifications impact on the broader project
  • Wind farm layout design
  • Design of offshore structures (for wind turbines and substations)
  • Design of electrical systems and grid connection
  • Subsea cable engineering
  • Marine installation
  • Operations and maintenance strategy
  • Health and safety planning
  • Procurement planning (including developing technical specifications)
  • Development of capital and operating cost budgets

Effective FEED studies require varied technical and engineering expertise. In order to deliver this, DNV GL boasts a highly experienced, multi-disciplinary offshore team and has undertaken work for some key projects, including Teeside and Gwynt Y Mor. 

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