WindSim pioneered the application of CFD technology to optimize wind farm performance.
WindSim’s singular focus on wind energy has enabled us to help the industry’s worldwide leaders meet the challenges of wind farm design and wind resource assessment for more than ten years—earning us unrivaled domain expertise. WindSim is recognized worldwide as the leading provider—and the thought leader—in the application of CFD technology and other advanced methods in the wind energy industry.
In 1998, WindSim AS established the Norwegian Wind Atlas in cooperation with the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. Simulating the local wind field conditions along the complex Norwegian coastline was a challenging task. The WindSim methodology was developed during this project to help meet those demands.
The first commercially available version of WindSim software was launched in 2003—after six years of in-house use, on-going development, and rigorous testing. Since then, there has been strong, steady growth in its adoption. WindSim is used by worldwide wind energy industry leaders including Vestas, GE Energy, Gamesa, Enercon, Senvion, Suzlon, Siemens, Nordex, and many more.
WindSim 11.0 is released
Shanghai Electric Wind Power Group and WindSim enter into a strategic cooperation
WindSim 10.0 is released
WindSim 9.0 is released
WindSim 8.0 is released
WindSim establish an office in France
WindSim Sub-Saharan Africa is established
WindSim Brasil is established
WindSim 7.0 is released
WindSim AMERICAS organize first User meeting in the US
WindSim 6.2 is released
WindSim AS establish an office in India
WindSim 5.1 is released
WindSim AS provides short-term power forecasting for each turbine in the wind farm by integrating artificial neural networks corrected mesoscale models with fine-scale CFD models.
WindSim AS offers a comprehensive range of technical services throughout the entire wind farm lifecycle, from the first site screening to post construction services
WindSim China is established
WindSim 5.0 is released
WindSim AMERICAS is established
WindSim expands in Asia
Sarsia Seed, a Norwegian venture fund, acquires a minority stake in WindSim AS. The new financial resources provided are slated to strengthen the WindSim organization and to develop new product features.
WindSim AS is formed as a company 100% owned by VECTOR AS. Activities related to the sale, support, and development of WindSim software and delivery of complementary professional services are moved to WindSim AS. VECTOR AS becomes a holding company.
The first WindSim User meeting is held
The WindSim Reseller Partner network is established with regular training courses held worldwide. Several upgrades of the software are delivered
WindSim 4.2 is launched as the first commercial version based on Windows
Five companies begin testing WindSim version 3.0
Development of WindSim as a commercial software product begins with a port from UNIX to Windows
WindSim validation and further development. Consulting work within the wind energy industry continues
The development of WindSim begins to serve as an internal software tool used for consulting work
Consulting work for the oil and process industry
Foundation of VECTOR AS, with a business idea to offer consulting services, research and development within Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD