Van Oord shares its knowledge of innovative Slip Joint connection

16-12-2022 Member news, Offshore Wind

Offshore wind is making a key contribution to achieving climate change targets around the world. Ingenious solutions are required to keep up with the rapid increase in scale in the offshore wind industry. But how do you keep up with all the ingenious solutions? Van Oord and DOT value sharing knowledge. Together they organise a course specifically designed for engineers who wish to be updated on how to design a Slip Joint connection for an offshore wind turbine. we can create innovative solutions that contribute to a better world for future generations.

Course: How to design a Slip Joint connection in the offshore environment

Have you heard of the Slip Joint connection? This unique connection between offshore wind farm foundation elements, a monopile and a transition piece is a promising alternative to a grouted or bolted connection. Van Oord and DOT have developed a one-day course specifically for engineers who wish to understand how to design a Slip Joint connection for an offshore wind turbine. The first course will take place on 15 February 2023 at De Oude Bibliotheek in Delft.

This dedicated course dives deeper into the most important aspects that come into play when designing a Slip Joint for offshore applications and will be taught by the engineers who were involved directly in its development. You will have the opportunity to design a monopile and transition piece Slip Joint interface, both submerged and in air, for FEED study purposes. The course consists of both theory and practice and will be hosted by DOB Academy.

Sander Suur, Design Lead Borssele V Slip Joint at Van Oord:

‘With this course, Van Oord is aiming to share the Slip Joint knowledge that it acquired over the past decade and that eventually led to successful installation in Borssele V. This course will allow interested parties in the offshore wind industry to figure out for themselves when the Slip Joint is a feasible solution for their projects. The course will be taught by the engineers who designed the Slip Joints for engineers who want to design Slip Joints.’

Thijs Kamphuis, Project Engineer at DOT:

‘The Slip Joint enables the all-important acceleration of offshore wind deployment. Since 2016, Van Oord and DOT have joined forces in pushing this innovation to market readiness. The next step is to share our combined know-how and lessons learned with the sector. I’m happy that we are continuing our collaboration as a “one-stop shop”, which will help disseminate the knowledge to industry faster and with higher value.’