Concept Evaluation

Economic viability of alternative energy projects hinges on a complex combination of technical drivers.

The renewable energy industry is facing the difficult challenge of developing cost effective solutions to access energy resources in frequently harsh environments. The process of concept development requires a fundamental understanding of driving technical issues and limitations that impact concept feasibility and cost. The MMI team has demonstrated this understanding on a wide range of conceptual development projects in the energy industries.

MMI provides concept development and front-end engineering design services to power utilities, developers, operators, owners and contractors. Our experience includes the development of marine structures supporting wind and wave energy conversion systems. This experience includes the development of innovative structural concepts in frontier regions with challenging design issues, including:

  • Deep Water
  • Hurricane Waves & Winds
  • Breaking Wave Slam
  • Wave Inundation
  • Seismic Hazards
  • Ice Loading & Cold Temperature Effects
  • Seafloor Scour
  • Soft Soils
  • Deep Pile Penetration
  • Calcareous Soils
  • Seafloor Subsidence