The foundation of wind turbines. – IN 60 SECONDS

Support structures for wind turbines What’s below the surface? Wind turbines at sea need away to keep them above water

Several types of support structures can do the job Let’s take a closer look at the quote unquote industry favorite It’s elegant and simple design make it cost effective solution for shallow to intermediate water depths, such as the North Sea But to maintain a strong and stiff structure with heavier turbines and deeper waters the monopile must be longer, wider and thicker The fabrication, transportation and installation become limiting factors For deeper waters an alternative method is the floating support

Rather than a fixed solution, a floating platform is connected fine sea surface to sea bed with actor lines You might imagine that the stability of this structure is a challenge We are looking at a long stick with a heavy top mass For the deeper offshore sites this new technology could be an economically viable solution Want to know more about turbine support structures? Read about on our website We hope you enjoyed are 60 second lecture

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