//Lisa Ziegler, AWESOME researcher, wins OMAE Best Paper Award

Lisa Ziegler, AWESOME researcher, wins OMAE Best Paper Award

At the International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE) in Trondheim, Norway, Lisa Ziegler’s presentation at the previous year’s conference received the ‘Best Paper Award’ in the Ocean Renewable Energy category.

The OMAE conference is an international forum for engineers, researchers, technical specialists and students in the fields of ocean, offshore and arctic engineering to meet and exchange ideas on recent scientific and technological advances with professionals worldwide. Close to 900 technical presentations in 230 technical sessions were held during the conference.

Lisa’s paper was entitled ‘Comparing a Fracture Mechanics Model to the SN-Curve Approach for Jacket-supported Offshore Wind Turbines: Challenges and Opportunities for Lifetime Prediction’ and was based on the results of her PhD study with Ramboll and NTNU.

“I am very proud to have won this award, which to me indicates that research facilitating accurate lifetime predictions for wind turbine support structures is highly relevant to the offshore wind industry. It enables the owners to optimise operation and maintenance and to make informed decisions about whether to extend the life of aging wind farms”, says Lisa Ziegler.

Tim Fischer, head of the Hamburg offshore wind energy department, adds: “The award is an excellent acknowledgement of the high-level research & development work that we do at Ramboll. I congratulate Lisa.”

This is the second award that Lisa wins for her PhD study. Read about the WindEurope energy research prize that she won in 2016 here.

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For further information, please contact Lisa Ziegler at lisa.ziegler@ramboll.com.