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Introduction to the Foundation Design for Offshore Wind Farm

by Honest Tang (Senior Engineer, Arup)


23 May 2024


10:30 am



The offshore wind industry has experienced remarkable growth in recent years, becoming a key player in the global renewable energy landscape. A crucial aspect of offshore wind farms is the design and construction of robust foundations that can withstand the harsh marine environment. Foundations are one of the most expensive items in the capital cost break down of an offshore wind farm and the design is a challenging and multidisciplinary task that requires an understanding of the aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, structural dynamics, and soil-structure interaction. This webinar aims to demystify the concept of offshore wind farm foundations and equip participants with a solid understanding of the key elements involved.

In this webinar, the speaker will talk about the significance of offshore wind energy and discuss the various types of foundations employed in offshore wind farms, such as monopiles, jackets, and floating platform, and help understand the critical factors considered during the design phase, including geotechnical assessments, load calculations, and environmental conditions.

About the Speaker

Honest is an experienced engineer in the field of geotechnical and seismic engineering, as well as the design of offshore wind farm foundations. He holds the position of Senior Engineer at Arup Hong Kong. With over eleven years of geotechnical design experience, Honest has worked on deep basement excavations, deep foundations, rock face stabilization, natural terrain studies, and site formation projects for both MTR projects and private developments in Hong Kong. Additionally, he has been involved in geotechnical seismic engineering for several major infrastructure projects in both Hong Kong and overseas. Honest’s expertise extends to offshore wind projects in East Asia, where he supports EPCI contractors by providing concept and detailed foundation design services and engineering advisory support to the project owners.

Fee :

Free of charge

Registration :

Please register by 22 May 2024. Successful applicants will receive webinar details after registration. CPD certificate will be sent to the attendees, who attended more than 80% of the webinar time, within 2 weeks after the webinar.

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