Offshore site investigations

Understanding how offshore wind farms are constructed

Offshore wind plays an important role in helping meet our growing energy demands and climate goals. Therefore, meaning it is vitally important we construct offshore wind farms efficiently and responsibly.

As the industry global leader, with more than 30 years’ experience, we have the deepest technical skills, records and profound knowledge needed to the successful buildout of the offshore wind.

Offshore wind farms bring clean, reliable energy to local homes and businesses, and is crucial for Taiwan’s energy transition. 

The construction process

Building an offshore wind farm involves several stages, starting with the first offshore site investigation years before wind turbine installation begins, and ending with the moment when power generated by the turbines first connects to the onshore grid.

Ørsted makes the process of constructing offshore wind farms as efficient as possible – all the while prioritizing coexistence with the natural environment and local communities.

Explore the different phases of offshore wind farm construction

Vessel offshore operation

Offshore site investigations

Just as you would survey the land and soil before building a home, offshore wind developers survey the seabed and geology in lease areas and along proposed cable routes, before building an offshore wind farm.

Wind turbine installation

Constructing an offshore wind farm is a complex procedure: from choosing the right foundations, to shipping components to the site where they are installed, to ensuring we minimize our impact on the surrounding ecosystem.

Bringing wind power ashore

Learn how electricity generated at sea is brought to shore so that it can be used to power our homes and businesses.