Naval Analysis Engineer Andrew Wright and Founder and Naval Architect, Rupert Raymond were invited to talk to students at Southampton University to support their MSc and MEng studies.
As Southampton-alumni of Ship Science and Mechanical Engineering, Andrew and Rupert returned to campus to share their real-world experience. To support the student’s learning and practical application of their skills, they talked through scopes and challenges that they have worked on at Tadek.
Knowledge Sharing: Tidal Energy and Umbilical Cable Design
Andrew gave a fascinating talk on Tidal Energy. Discussing modelling, mooring optimisation and umbilical systems considered as part of the design process as well as onsite analysis and installation considerations. He also introduced the students to the breadth of work that Tadek consults on. Including naval architecture, floating systems design, structural design, marine analysis and marine projects. This provided students with an insight into future career and specialism opportunities as they consider their next steps.
Rupert’s talk focused on umbilical cable design for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines, including cross-section, voltage, conductor, insulation, and subsea configuration design considerations. With discussion of different approaches and benefits, as well as typical challenges to overcome. He also shared key examples of the most challenging scopes that Tadek have been asked to provide solutions for.
Andrew Wright commented on the day: