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Owners engineering support

Owners engineering support

Design and product decisions have to be taken at an early stage in the development of a wave or tidal project.

Design and product decisions have to be taken at an early stage in the development of a wave or tidal project. Since such decisions have long-term implications, they need to be sound and well informed. This is where the engineering support service DNV GL provides for wave and tidal site owners is extremely useful. The process for developing the outline design of a wave or tidal project is known as front-end engineering design (FEED).

A wave and tidal site owner benefits from a FEED study in three ways: identification of the best possible design options; estimate of the capital and operational cost budget (to within 20%); and delivery of specifications for construction contracts.

DNV GL offers its engineering support services as a single FEED study, involving all the following, or a subset of them:

  • Collation of site data into design basis documents (for use in FEED work and subsequent project engineering)
  • FEED work addressing the key features of a project: electrical design and grid connection, foundation and civil engineering, installation, subsea cables and O&M strategy, as well as the interfaces between them
  • Identification and analysis of design options, to decide on the optimum outline design
  • Estimate of capital and operating costs
  • Technical specifications, and other documents needed for the procurement process
  • Specific technical risk and opportunity analyses

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