Monday, 2 December 2013

Development of new modelling tools for national marine water planning based on ECO Lab

Our ecological modelling software, ECO Lab, will be used in a new project with the aim to develop an advanced set of dynamic modelling tools, which will be the official tools for marine water planning in Denmark in the coming years.

The project is initiated as a collaboration between DHI and Danish Centre for Environment and Energy (DCE). The project will develop and apply ecosystem models by using our MIKE by DHI software, ECO Lab, and addressing the governing coastal processes and ecosystem services such as sediment processes, sea grass, algal growth and oxygen depletion.

For more information, click here or contact Anders Erichsen, DHI.

You can also read more about ecological modelling by clicking the links below:
Read the full November 2013 Edition of the MIKE by DHI NetWork newsletter here.

Enabling optimised construction of the London Array offshore wind farm

Our real-time system provided accurate forecasts of Metocean conditions on a detailed spatial and temporal scale for the world’s largest wind farm – London Array. This enabled London Array Ltd. – the consortium behind the wind farm – to optimise the construction of the offshore wind farm. The result: minimised delays and ensured safety for those working on the project.

Situated in the outer Thames Estuary, is the world’s largest offshore wind farm: the 1 GW London Array. Weather conditions in this area are often challenging, which made construction and installation of the wind farm difficult. As such, high-quality and reliable Metocean data was vital for the successful planning and installation of London Array’s foundations and turbines.

London Array Ltd. needed to be able to predict available weather windows. We used our 30 years of experience in Metocean forecasting for this purpose. This ensured that the London Array project benefitted from the most up-to-date and advanced technologies, combined with local experience of forecasting techniques and equipment.

By assisting London Array Ltd. with forecasting Metocean conditions, our system helped keep delays to a minimum during the construction phase. In addition, our system also enabled London Array Ltd. to efficiently plan maintenance work during the operations phase.

Read more.

CARM wins Australia’s national Environmental Engineering Excellence Award

On 20 November 2013, the Institution of Engineers Australia awarded the Computer Aided River Management (CARM) project the Environmental Engineering Excellence Award. This prestigious award honours the top achievements in environmental engineering and the sustainable use of natural resources. The award was received by our client State Water Corporation of New South Wales.

Our software is the backbone of CARM – a Decision Support System (DSS) based on MIKE CUSTOMISED by DHI components. CARM gives State Water Corporation an insight into the current and forecasted state of the Murrumbidgee River. It utilises a suite of MIKE by DHI models to reproduce key catchment and river processes for the entire 1,600 km river system, and combines them with real-time measurements. This allows river operators to combine dam releases with natural tributary inflows to deliver the right amount of water when and where it is needed.

For more information on the CARM project, click here

Read the October 2013 Edition of the DHI Group newsletter here.

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DHI is an independent, international consulting and research organisation with the global objective of advancing technological development and competence with respect to water, in all of its environments.

Worldwide, we offer a wide range of consulting services and leading edge technologies, software tools, environmental laboratories, and physical model test facilities, as well as field surveys and monitoring programmes. Designated as a not-for-profit organisation, DHI is able to invest a considerable portion of its resources in research and development. Today we co-operate with many Universities, and research organisations, and are recognised globally for our innovation and expertise.

In the UK, DHI offers niche or specialist consultancy services in the water and environment market to government agencies, commercial entities and selected research organisations. We fulfil a research based specialist advisor role; a ‘Consultant to the Consultants’. We also supply and support the renowned MIKE by DHI suite of integrated water modelling tools.

MIKE by DHI software is the result of years of experience and dedicated development and has, in many regions, become the standard modelling tool. It transforms our science into practice and gives you the competitive edge and, through the DHI Academy, you can rest assured that there is a local team of highly skilled experts committed to train and support you every step of the way.

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