Addressing the challenges of offshore wind turbine installation and maintenance in high winds

Terms of Use

The High Wind Challenge is an open source of knowledge and expertise for installation professionals in the offshore wind industry. Interested parties are welcome to contribute, discuss and exchange experiences; we encourage comments and feedback. Promotion of specific services and products is not allowed. The High Wind Challenge is sponsored by High Wind.

By accessing, browsing, or participating in this site, you acknowledge that you understand and agree with the following terms and conditions. The High Wind Challenge reserves the right to revise these terms and conditions from time to time. Your continued participation after these revisions are posted will constitute your agreement with such revisions. These terms and conditions apply whenever you access the site, on whatever device.

Copyright and trademarks

For the purposes of these terms and conditions, “material” includes text, video, graphics and sound material that is published on The High Wind Challenge. All materials found on this site are protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. The copyrights are held by The High Wind Challenge, High Wind or by the original creator of the material. No material may be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any form or by any means other than those described in these terms and conditions.


Material on The High Wind Challenge is general informational purposes only. The High Wind Challenge and High Wind do not guarantee the comprehensiveness, completeness, adequacy or accuracy of the materials or the results to be obtained from the use thereof and make no warranties of representations of any kind in connection therewith, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

The High Wind Challenge and High Wind shall not be liable for errors and omissions that may exist in the content of this site. The High Wind Challenge and High Wind shall not be liable for any losses or damages, including indirect, special, incidental and consequential damages, incurred in connection with the material, even if advised of the possibility of such losses or damages.

The High Wind Challenge and High Wind do not guarantee that The High Wind Challenge or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or by anything which has destructive properties.

The High Wind Challenge and High Wind accept no responsibility for your use of the material. Your access to the material is conditioned upon 1) your agreement to defend The High Wind Challenge and High Wind, hold it harmless and indemnify it from all harm, injury and damages arising out of their acts or omissions in preparing and delivering the material and 2) your agreement not to sue The High Wind Challenge and High Wind for any cause of action upon any legal theory arising out of The High Wind Challenge and High Wind preparing and delivering the material.

You assume full responsibility and risk for use of this site. By accessing, browsing, or participating in this site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to the terms and conditions contained herein.

Submitting material for publication on The High Wind Challenge

Site users may submit opinions in the form of comments, as well as material for publication. The High Wind Challenge and High Wind accept no liability with regard to the opinions or content submitted by site contributors or users and published by us, as we are not responsible for this content or its accuracy.

When submitting opinions or content to The High Wind Challenge for publication, you do so under the following terms and conditions: (i) publication of any opinion or material submitted to us will be at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to make additions or deletions to the text or graphics prior to publication, or to refuse publication; (ii) you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to republish any opinion or material you submit to us in any format, including and without limitation print and electronic format; (iii) you warrant to us that any opinion or material you submit to us is your own original work and that you own the copyright and any other relevant rights; (iv) you warrant that the opinions or material you submit is not obscene, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal; (v) you agree not to post opinions or material which are deliberately intended to upset other users; (vi) you acknowledge that any breach of these warranties may cause us damage or loss and you agree to indemnify us in full and permanently against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage we incur as a result of publishing opinions or material you submit to us, including consequential losses; (vii) we reserve the right to remove your access to individual services completely if we believe you are abusing the services in any way; and (viii) you agree not to transmit any technically harmful postings or transmissions to or through this site (and such shall include but not be limited to computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data) or engage in other practices of misuse (which shall include but not be limited to hacking), and High Wind will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing High Wind to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any such content.


When you visit this site, The High Wind Challenge may leave a “cookie” in the memory of your web browser. Cookies are very small files that contain information about your visit to and use of a site. Most major Internet sites use them. They make online browsing less time-consuming because they store information that is reused each time you visit a particular site. This information includes passwords, preferences and other data you have chosen to share with The High Wind Challenge. Cookies cannot access or read files on your hard drive and they cannot be used as a virus. They do allow The High Wind Challenge to direct tailored information to you without asking you the same questions every time you visit this site. You may also get cookies from our advertisers. We cannot pre-screen these cookies as they come directly from other computers. You can disable cookies in your browser at any time. Please be aware, however, that this will reduce the functionality of this and other sites.

Third party advertisements

The High Wind Challenge may contain advertisements placed by third parties. Individual advertisers are solely responsible for the content and legal compliance of the advertisements they submit to The High Wind Challenge, and therefore The High Wind Challenge and High Wind accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.


The High Wind Challenge does not collect any personal information from site visitors without their prior consent. If you have registered with our site, The High Wind Challenge will not sell, lease, exchange or authorise any third party to use your email address or other personal information without your permission.

The High Wind Challenge newsletter

To sign up for the The High Wind Challenge newsletter, you must provide us with an email address. The present terms and conditions also apply to the newsletter and its content.

If you wish to unsubscribe, all email messages from The High Wind Challenge clearly state how to remove your name from the email list.

Force majeure

While we do our best to ensure constant, unhindered access to The High Wind Challenge, we cannot guarantee this. The High Wind Challenge and High Wind accept no responsibility or liability for interruptions or delays.

Governing law & jurisdiction

These terms and conditions are governed by Belgian law and involved parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Belgian courts.