2017-12-18
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/25876-foundation-catapult-gravity-based-foundation-gbf-offshore-blyth-uk-demonstrator

Catapult installs new sensor system on two Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm foundations

Gravity-based foundation on the River Tyne (Image: ORE Catapult)Gravity-based foundation on the River Tyne (Image: ORE Catapult)
The concrete gravity-based foundations (GBF) destined for the EDF Energy Renewables ( EDF ER) Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm has been fitted with a groundbreaking sensor system
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foundation, Catapult, gravity-based foundation, GBF, offshore, Blyth, UK, demonstrator

Official Press Release ORE Catapult:

Catapult-designed innovative sensor system installed on two Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm turbine foundations

As another giant structure makes its way up the River Tyne before being installed, this concrete gravity-based foundation (GBF) destined for the EDF Energy Renewables ( EDF ER) Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm has been fitted with a groundbreaking sensor system designed by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult.

This is the first time that sensors have been installed in a gravity-based foundation and used to analyse the performance of the foundations in the challenging conditions they will be exposed to in the real-world.  The data collected from the sensors will be synchronised with ORE ... More: Official Press Release ORE Catapult





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