Expert-, design- and management-consultancy
NIRAS design, plan and develop offshore wind farms all over the world.
We provide high quality services covering the entire product cycle from development of projects and design including Environmental Impact Assessments and construction to decommissioning.
22 GW in 25 years
We are a leading consultant globally in offshore wind. We have been involved in projects totaling 22 GW through more than 25 years in Europe and Asia.
NIRAS has been a player in the wind energy market, since the construction of the first two offshore wind projects in Denmark - Vindeby and Tunö Knob - in the early nineties through to the planning, design and construction of today’s largest offshore wind farms in Northern Europe and the Strait of Taiwan.
18 GW as expert consultants
NIRAS provide expert advice on the planning, consenting and conditions that underpin design for offshore wind farm projects. We use this expertise to help governments and developers to plan, design and install successful projects. We also use our expertise to help investors understand the opportunities and risks of acquiring projects.
Our team includes world leading experts in wind farm planning, environmental impact assessment, ecology, ornithology, subsea noise, MetOcean, physical processes and many other relevant fields. We work with an extensive network of independent specialists and companies to supply the full range of skills required for any project situation.
4.3 GW as design consultants
NIRAS have had a key role in design of a total of 4.3 GW wind capacity. Our experience spans from preliminary design like evaluation and assessment of hub-harbour structures and layout to detailed design of the different elements of a wind farm. We have in detail designed foundations (primary and secondary structures), including sea beds and stone works, we have done geotechnical investigations and provided technical specifications including drawings, and we have managed the tender phase for foundations and wind turbine contracts.
6.0 GW as project managers
NIRAS works closely with our clients to help them successfully navigate the project lifecycle from planning to decommissioning. We can provide in-house support to project development and consents teams, provide project management services or supervise and cooridinate construction and installation processes.
Our environmental experts can provide environmental management support to teams working through the complex process of obtaining consents and licenses.
We are also experienced at providing Owner’s Engineer services, including the following duties: Lead contract and claim manager; development of the O&M manual for foundations and supporting clients in certification.