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Graduation Projects at TWD

Do you want your graduation project/thesis to contribute to the energy transition? Then TWD can give you the perfect opportunity to realize it.

As a young engineering company firmly positioned in the Offshore Wind industry, we develop ingenious construction and installation solutions every day. Having a creative and flexible approach has empowered us to help install a wide range of offshore wind farms in Europe and Asia.

We are currently looking for graduate students to share our expertise and passion for Offshore Wind with new talents. Completing your graduation project/thesis at TWD means you will get to put your theoretical knowledge into practice and work on one of these exciting challenges:

  • Design Methodology for Temporary Structure Design and Soil Structure Interaction

The interaction between soil and temporary structures during installation is subject to calculation and design methodologies for permanent works, simply because a proven framework for temporary works does not exist. This can cause either over-conservatism or under-conservatism. This thesis would focus on a design methodology for temporary structure design and soil-structure interaction.

  • VIV Mitigation Measures in Tower Seafastening

Due to the ever-increasing sizes of offshore wind turbines (OWTs), TWD is interested in a future-proof design of a seafastening structure for OWT towers. This thesis would focus on setting up a vortex-induced vibration analysis of a tower seafastened on the deck of a ship and come up with an ingenious solution to mitigate the VIV loads.

  • 3D Motion-Compensated Knuckle Boom Crane

As wave-induced vessel motions influence most offshore operations, motion-compensation technology is applied to increase the workability of these operations. The focus of this graduation assignment would be to come up with a concept design (including a prototype) of a motion-compensated knuckle boom crane based on the dynamic behavior of the system.

  • TWD Research Lab

As the sizes of monopiles (foundations for offshore wind turbines) keep increasing, the demands for their transport & installation (T&I) equipment increase as well. This topic focuses on improving monopile T&I with practical testing for high-performance polymers.

  • Establishing the Next Generation Engineering Approach With Automation of Engineering and Design

At TWD, we are continuously improving our working methods to tackle increasingly complex engineering challenges. The core component of our vision is the “single source of truth” concept; to store and retrieve project data from a single, online database. Upon this foundation, your thesis would focus on developing and testing prototypes to automate the engineering flow for – for example – seafastening structures in offshore wind and piling equipment for heavy civils.

Are you interested in getting your hands dirty with one of the topics above? Then we are looking forward to receiving your email at hr@twd.nl.

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