Long Term Wave Climate at the Danish Test Site DanWEC Based on 35 Years Hindcast Data

Amélie Tetu, Palle Martin Jensen, Morten Mejlhede Kramer, Kim Nielsen, Flemming Schlütter, Jens Peter Kofoed

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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of the wave climate of the DanWEC test site based on the 35 years hindcast data. This includes monthly and annual variation of the wave climate at the site together with an analysis of extreme events. This work includees results from the project “Resource Assessment, Forecasts and wave energy converters (WECs) operation and maintenance (O&M) strategies at DanWEC and beyond” which has been initiated to deliver detailed information on the environmental conditions at DanWEC and to review implementation of O&M procedures, which will ultimately improve WEC’s operation and reduce WEC’s costs. The work so far has been concentrated on establishing the base for gaining detailed information on the wave and current climate at DanWEC. In this paper an analysis of the wave climate at the DanWEC test site based on 35 years modelled data will be presented. Relevant characteristics of the test site, such as scatter tables in terms of wave height and energy period (Hm0, Te) and weather window characteristics will be given. Based on 35 years of data gathered so far, an analysis of extreme events at the DanWEC test site is also included in this work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th EWTEC - Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference : 27th Aug -1st Sept 2017, Cork, Ireland
Number of pages7
PublisherTechnical Committee of the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Publication date2017
Article number872
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conferenc - Cork, Ireland
Duration: 27 Aug 20171 Sep 2017
Conference number: 12

Conference

Conference12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conferenc
Number12
CountryIreland
CityCork
Period27/08/201701/09/2017
SeriesEuropean Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Series
Number2017
Volume12

Keywords

  • Wave energy
  • Wave climate
  • Resource assessment
  • Extreme events
  • Wave energy converters
  • Hindcast data
  • Spectral wave model

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