Renewable Energy

Practice Overview

Moffatt & Nichol is uniquely positioned to assist our clients in meeting the challenges of wind power development projects, both offshore and onshore. We combine our specialized expertise in coastal engineering, structural and foundation engineering, marine construction planning, and marine terminal development to help our clients deliver these projects. The wind power industry is still developing design codes and standards that reflect the complex dynamic loading conditions and extreme wave and storm conditions present at many offshore project sites around the globe. Moffatt & Nichol, as an internationally recognized leader in coastal and marine/offshore engineering, is exceptionally qualified to assist our clients in defining and applying design criteria that will result in durable and operationally efficient installations. We bring this proven in-house expertise in a fully integrated suite of services ranging from feasibility studies and site selection to design, construction planning and operational maintenance support.

Moffatt & Nichol understands the harsh offshore environment through the firm’s history of service to the oil & gas sector. This experience, coupled with a sound, practical depth of expertise in dynamic structure/foundation modeling and damping solutions, is critical to the success of wind turbine installations. The firm’s world-class coastal engineering and metocean expertise are applied to the tasks of site selection, risk assessment, operational availability/downtime estimates and establishing design criteria. 

This wealth of knowledge and proven, specialized expertise provides peace of mind to our clients as well as all project stakeholders, including project developers, investors, operators, and regulatory authorities.