Wind Energy

As onshore and offshore wind energy development continues to expand, our specialists can objectively assess any potential investment in this area and harness the full potential for wind generation.

Offshore Wind

WSP offers independent, technology-neutral advice and has the experience and expertise to bring offshore projects to life, and to connect them to the appropriate onshore infrastructure.

Specialist Offshore Engineering, Environmental and Program Management Advice

Our multidisciplinary offshore team can support projects from initial concept to completion and beyond. Our expertise covers investment appraisal, due diligence, site constraints, resource assessment, preliminary design, supply chain appraisal, stakeholder engagement, marine ecological survey, layout and foundation design, geotechnical and geophysical survey, design certification, verification, and health and safety. Acting as the client’s engineer, we have the technical expertise to take them through to the operations and maintenance phase of projects.

WSP has supported clients including ScottishPower Renewables, Statoil, npower Renewables, NorWind, Siemens T&D, Vestas and Scottish & Southern Energy. Our track record spans from acting as Lead Environmental Impact Assessment Consultant for the 1.8GW Argyll Array offshore wind farm near Scotland, to working with Senergy to support a Round 3 offshore wind developer in identifying onshore connection routes, through to improving the geotechnical characteristics of the in-situ silt and fill to support the planned port expansion works at Teesport in the UK.

Onshore Wind

We have a long track record supporting wind developers, utility companies, funders and investors throughout the project life cycle. Our clients include, among others, Scottish & Southern Energy, Vattenfall Vindkraft, RES, Burcote Wind and Stena Renewable.

From Due Diligence to EIA and Engineering Design

Our specialist project managers, designers, engineers and environment consultants provide a range of services supporting onshore wind projects from consenting to cost-benefit analysis, design to procurement, project management and operation. Our services span technical and environmental due diligence, wind mapping and resource evaluations, grid connection services, EIAs and associated technical studies, transport planning, noise monitoring, geotechnical engineering of turbine foundation, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering design and supervision, expert witness, and more.

Creating a Competitive Advantage

“WSP offers the very best of both worlds; it is a large global organization with a very deep pool of highly skilled resources that has managed to retain the customer and employee-focused culture of smaller consulting companies. At all levels of the organization I have found WSP’s people to be motivated, engaged and energized. We think it’s quite simple – working with WSP gives us a competitive advantage.” Operations Director, Burcote Wind