Digital Engineering

Case Studies

Client: Stratus Environmental
Project: Identifying the best turbine for a complex site

Stratus Environmental is a multidisciplinary planning, design and engineering consultancy. It specialises in providing development services to the UK's leading waste management and renewable energy companies. Stratus’ MD, Nick Curtis, approached Digital Engineering in relation to a particularly complex site.

The proposed wind project was for a single turbine which would be situated in the vicinity of a designated landfill site. The turbine manufacturer, EWT, had concerns about the site because of the risks associated with the complex terrain and its impact on the turbine.

We produced a Site Suitability Assessment for the site which included bespoke modelling of the landfill mound itself. We were the only provider able to do this. Our analysis demonstrated that the site was suitable for an EWT DW52 turbine, giving EWT sufficient confidence to agree to supply the turbine.