Metocean & Environmental Studies

An accurate understanding early on of metocean and other environmental conditions (wind, waves, sea levels, currents, etc.) is of great importance to achieve a technically feasible and cost-effective coastal and/or offshore project design.

120+ Offshore Wind
16 Countries
20.6GW Capacity Installed

With that in mind, LOC Renewables has grown an in-house team of metocean and coastal engineering specialists to support clients in assessing the environmental conditions of locations across the globe, using a combined approach of fit-for-purpose tools and long-term project expertise in the renewables sector.​

Qualified metocean hindcast databases and satellite observations are used to directly assess metocean climate or to force detailed numerical local models.​

Advanced statistical analyses are performed to define typical (i.e. annual/seasonal regime, weather downtime, stand-by windows, etc.) and extreme (i.e. extreme storm characteristics, maximum wind and waves, tropical cyclones, tsunami, etc.) conditions affecting the project site.​

High quality data and specifically tailored analysis are managed to satisfy and support our Clients on a joint approach all along the entire project life cycle.​

Services offered include:​

  • Desktop and feasibility metocean studies​
  • Numerical wave and hydrodynamic modelling​
  • Assessment of metocean design criteria​
  • FEED and detailed design metocean reports​
  • Metocean statistics (i.e. weather downtime analyses and persistence analyses) to assess risk to marine operations​
  • Route criteria for sea transport and tow​
  • Spot location report​
  • Independent third party metocean review​
  • Assessment of tropical cyclone design conditions​
  • Seabed evolution and mobility studies

Key Contacts

Metocean & Coastal Engineering Lead

London, Longitude

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Naval Architect

London, Longitude

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