To say the engineering that goes into the platform design for an offshore wind farm is “complicated” would be laughable at best.

“Complicated’ barely scratches the surface of the hundreds of hours of work that goes into designing a structure to support a tower that will stand some 100-200 meters high in the ocean for 20+ years, be subjected to enormous wave and wind loads over those two and half decades and oh, not to mention, generate electricity all the while.

At the recent Offshore Wind Executive Summit, engineers packed into a session that explored Adapting Oil and Gas Design Technology to Offshore Wind Platforms. Phil Christensen, Vice President, Analytical Modeling with Bentley was a presenter at

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