Articles | Volume 8, issue 7
Research article
25 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 25 Jul 2023

Offshore wind farm optimisation: a comparison of performance between regular and irregular wind turbine layouts

Maaike Sickler, Bart Ummels, Michiel Zaaijer, Roland Schmehl, and Katherine Dykes


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2022-97', Andrew P.J. Stanley, 05 Dec 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Roland Schmehl, 10 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2022-97', Christopher Bay, 16 Mar 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Roland Schmehl, 10 Apr 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Roland Schmehl on behalf of the Authors (11 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Apr 2023) by Paul Fleming
RR by Andrew P.J. Stanley (16 May 2023)
RR by Christopher Bay (21 Jun 2023)
ED: Publish as is (21 Jun 2023) by Paul Fleming
ED: Publish as is (24 Jun 2023) by Paul Veers (Chief editor)
AR by Roland Schmehl on behalf of the Authors (28 Jun 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This paper investigates the effect of wind farm layout on the performance of offshore wind farms. A regular farm layout is compared to optimised irregular layouts. The irregular layouts have higher annual energy production, and the power production is less sensitive to wind direction. However, turbine towers require thicker walls to counteract increased fatigue due to increased turbulence levels in the farm. The study shows that layout optimisation can be used to maintain high-yield performance.
Final-revised paper