Offshore wind increasingly needs to be economically viable whilst contributing to a stable electrical grid. This creates conflicting pressures to both reduce cost and risk – and a balance of innovation and known technology.
Increasing innovation and complexity often leads to the development of new technologies that involve novel designs, concepts or applications not covered by existing rules, normative standards and industry practices. Lloyd's Register's approach to using Technology Qualification alongside certification allows our clients to quantify and mitigate against the risks associated with deployment of new solutions.
Our Technology Qualification services
We verify that novel technologies will function within specific limits and with an acceptable level of confidence.
The Technology Qualification is a goal based approach to risk that can be applied to any technology, ranging from the unconventional LNG offloading arrangements to the integration of marinised gas turbines into topside process plants, as well as aerial vehicles and various renewable technologies.