In 13 years of existence, 4Subsea has been steadily growing. Today, while not the largest, we’re still one of the most well-known names in the wind energy engineering field.
Our engineering competence and environmentally-friendly operations differentiate us from all other operators on the market.
We provide wind engineering services such as:
- Dedicated expertise in concept development
- Detailed engineering
- System design
- System analysis of inter-array and export cables
The State of Wind Energy Engineering
With more and more people being concerned about the environment, the world is looking for an effective, renewable, and most importantly, clean source of energy. Wind energy ticks all of those boxes, so it’s not surprising why it became so popular in recent years.
Wind energy is created using three-bladed turbines, which spin by the force of wind and in turn, create electrical energy using a generator. This method of exploiting the wind has been around for hundreds of years, but we only started using it properly at the end of the 20th century.
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Wind Energy Expansion Industry Impact
2019 was a good year for the industry, but this wasn’t just a fluke. People have been increasingly investing in wind energy engineering for the last 20 years. Just between 2014 and 2019, on average, the industry grew 10.4% on a yearly level, according to IBIS World market research.
The industry now consists of more than 380 companies, which employ almost 7,000 employees, and are collectively worth over $15 billion. The need for electricity will rise, along with its price.
All of that, coupled with new wind energy policies and legislations will motivate people to invest even more money into the industry. With more money being pumped into the industry, we can expect more wind farms and technological advancements to emerge in the following years.
Wind Power Industry Predictions
Here are a couple of things you should know about the future of the wind power industry:
1. More Wind Turbines Around the Globe
While the United States is currently investing the most in wind energy, the rest of the world is catching up. As a matter of fact, European countries are now experimenting the most and making huge innovations. For instance, you have the WindFloat project in Portugal and Hywind in Scotland, the first two floating offshore wind farms in the world. The ability to float allows these two farms to go further on the coastline where the winds are stronger.
2. More Offshore Wind Farm Ventures
Speaking of offshore farms, companies have continued to invest more money and resources into them. We can expect this to stay the same for the next few years. Some interesting companies like Shell have been turning to offshore wind farms to gain some knowledge. As The Wall Street Journal writes, Shell is now trying to make use of the offshore wind supply chains and learn about drilling at sea.
3. Increased Investments in the Wind Industry
Clean energy farms have been spreading all over the country like wildfire. It’s just a matter of time before every American state will have at least one wind farm. Currently, Texas leads the race for power capacity, with more than 23,000 MW. The state of New York recently dedicated over $27,5 million to educate people about the benefits of clean energy. The money will be used to train future industry workers and help them create job opportunities for themselves.
Market analysts predict that by 2050, the United States will have a capacity of over 400 GW. That’s enough to power a third of the country’s electricity needs. The industry is adapting to the current times and evolving accordingly.
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How 4Subsea Helps with Wind Energy Engineering
Wind energy engineering is essential to the success of wind farms and can’t be taken lightly. Simply put, you need to have the right team of engineers on your side if you want to succeed. 4Subsea offers:
Our solutions are direct, our engineers are top in their field, and our operation is as cost-efficient as possible. A combination of these factors is what makes us a force in the wind energy engineering field.
As experts in the offshore sector, we can assist you with cost-efficient and profitable solutions. We’ll empower you with real-time insights into your systems and assets and offer support that will keep your company productive.
Some of our services include:
- Wind systems
- Digital services
- Sensor solutions
4Subsea is headquartered in Asker, Norway with additional offices in Bergen, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Rio de Janeiro, and Aberdeen. Contact us today for more information about our services.