Offshore Renewables

Structural Engineering

Apollo’s structural engineering team harnesses the very best technical capability in the offshore energy industry. In 2010, Apollo began to transition the experience of its structural engineers into offshore wind and today we have built a team capable of delivering a range of pre concept, concept and FEED for major projects, for fixed and floating systems.

Key areas of support

In 2017, Apollo was awarded its first floating renewable energy project, mobilising its world class structural naval architecture team to tackle the additional challenges of hull, mooring and dynamic cables.

  • Jacket structure, monopile & foundation designs

    With a strong track record in jacket structure and pile designs, Apollo’s structural team is available to deliver the full design package, from FEED studies through to detailed design deliverables.

  • Floating systems design and analysis

    Apollo teams have extensive experience of supporting floating systems including semisubs and monohull structures. Capabilities cover the environmental loading, accelerations, global and local structural assessment, allowing for coupled load response from the moorings, cables and turbines. Industry standard software packages are supported for analysis, with design to Inventor and Autocad applications.

  • Design of secondary steel work & substructures

    Our established track record in the design of secondary steelwork for offshore platforms allows Apollo to deliver quality, cost-efficient designs such as boat landings, gangway landings, lift points, guides and bumpers, ladders and walkways.

  • Equipment integration & substructure reinforcement

    Apollo structural engineers are well versed in the integration of third party equipment into fixed and floating structures. With advanced knowledge of construction best practice, design codes and the requirements of verification organisations, our structural engineers and designers will incorporate systems efficiently and effectively.

  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

    A central part of modern design practice is the use of finite element analysis for verification of global structures and subsystems. Apollo support industry leading software packages such as ANSYS, STAAD and FS2000 for plated, solid and truss structure design. FEA analyses are generated in support of LRFD and WSD studies, with linear-elastic, plastic, fatigue and seismic regimes.

  • Collision & impact analysis

    Incidents do happen and it is important that sufficient residual integrity is available for foreseeable events, however unlikely. Apollo have performed a number of consequence analyses for vessel collisions, using plastic plate analysis to evaluate the large displacement response of the structure and to ensure that global collapse is not significant risk.

  • Independent review & due diligence

    Our engineers work within technical review teams to evaluate the potential performance of designs in support of investment decisions. Using experience of a broad range of structural configurations, Apollo’s lead structural engineers bring multi-sector experience to the assessment of critical risk issues in the decision-making process.

  1. Offshore Renewables

    Offshore Renewables

    Offshore Renewables

    Apollo’s dedicated renewable energy team has been building its capability since 2011. We have successfully applied our offshore marine experience and are expert in delivering safe, reliable and efficient solutions in the offshore environment.

  2. Hydrogen & Carbon Capture

    Hydrogen & Carbon Capture

    Hydrogen & Carbon Capture

    Apollo are working with a growing portfolio of clients advising on low carbon hydrogen strategies and projects, conceptual studies for carbon abatement and power to x projects.

  3. Nuclear Energy

    Nuclear Energy

    Nuclear Energy

    Apollo is already supporting major projects such as Hinkley Point C through various engineering discipline and design input and will export this expertise through to the Sizewell C project and beyond into an expanding market and exciting market.

  4. Oil & Gas

    Oil & Gas

    Oil & Gas

    With energy demands rising and the transition to a low carbon economy, our responsibility to extract hydrocarbons in the most environmentally efficient way possible has never been more important.