Safety through technology
The Site survey determines dimensional wind, wave height and current velocity for the location. The parameters are determined with 10- and 50-year period of return. Dimensional wind is calculated from the Norwegian wind standard, NS-EN-1991-1-4:2005. Aquastructures uses the SWAN (Simulating Waves Nearshore) model for calculation of the wave conditions. The SWAN model is developed at the University of Delft in the Netherlands. These calculations are based on terrain models of the subsea topography in the areas around the site, as well as wind conditions and swell sea in the cases where this is considered relevant. Dimensional current velocity is calculated from measurements taken at the site.