OpenWindPower

Offshore Wind Structural Analysis and Design Software

Explore design alternatives, predict performance, and deliver safe, cost-effective offshore wind farm structures with OpenWindPower.

OpenWindPower Cloud Services

Offshore Wind Turbine Analysis in the Cloud

OpenWindPower Cloud Services can significantly reduce your analysis time by 10 times or more with the power of Azure cloud computing services.

Quickly Analyze Scenarios

Achieve full design code compliance by considering all possible load scenarios in a fraction of the time it would take on your desktop. Using Scenario Services for OpenWindPower, hundreds of load cases can be executed in parallel on the cloud. You could see 10x or more time savings by leveraging the virtually unlimited computing power of the cloud.


Take the Mobile App on the Go

Creating, responding, and addressing RFIs and construction-related issues just got easier with Structural Navigator Mobile App. Your design models and data are available when and how you need them, on your phone or tablet and on all major platforms. Direct integration with ProjectWise Projects enables easy access to your managed project content and issues. Use Structural Navigator to easily view, edit, interrogate, and mark up your 3D designs. Stay connected wherever you go.


Design Beyond the Desktop

Analyze large and computing-intensive models on the latest version of the cloud using high-end hardware without consuming your desktop’s bandwidth. Full sets of analysis and design outputs from your cloud analysis can be downloaded for detailed post-processing on the desktop.

FEI JIN - BIM MANAGER

Shanghai Investigation, Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.

“With OpenWindPower, the design team iterated designs to determine the best way to protect the tower foundations from ice damage. Their work resulted in anti-ice cones, which flare out where the tower meets the water. The design … protects the tower foundation by providing a much thicker surface area that deflects floating ice more effectively than a narrower surface.”

OPENWINDPOWER OVERVIEW VIDEO

The Strength to Deliver Renewable Energy

You shouldn’t have to doubt the reliability of your designs when there is proven software built by industry experts. Watch this two-minute video to learn how you can explore design alternatives for safe, cost-effective offshore windfarm structures with OpenWindPower.

Featured Projects

OpenWindPower was used for the China Three Gorges New Energy Dalian Zhuanghe III Offshore Wind Farm Project.
SHANGHAI INVESTIGATION, DESIGN & RESEARCH INSTITUTE CO., LTD.

China Three Gorges New Energy Dalian Zhuanghe III Offshore Wind Farm Project

China Three Gorges New Energy and Dalian Power Generation, owners of multiple offshore wind developments in China, contracted Shanghai Investigation, Design, & Research Institute (SIDRI) to design an offshore wind farm in the Bohai Sea. The large project, including 72 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 300 megawatts and a 220-kilovolt booster station, would be built among the trenches and caves of the local sea floor. Additionally, the design would have to protect the wind towers from ice floes during the winter months. The size, complexity, and challenges of this project presented what SIDRI called “second-to-none” difficulty.

OpenWindPower was used for the Block Island Wind Farm by Keystone Engineering Inc.
KEYSTONE ENGINEERING INC.

Block Island Wind Farm – Block Island, Rhode Island, United States

Keystone saved their client 20% in installation costs by using Bentley’s OpenWindPower to design steel jacket substructures for America’s first commercial offshore wind farm.