2019-05-19
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/31533-gravity-tripod-offshore-hr-wallingford-foundation-turbine-test-costs-uk-owlc

Testing the Gravity Tripod

The Gravity Tripod designed by Offshore Wind Logistics and Construction (OWLC) (Images: HR Wallingford)The Gravity Tripod designed by Offshore Wind Logistics and Construction (OWLC) (Images: HR Wallingford)
A new offshore wind turbine foundation is getting the testing treatment

Official Press Release HR Wallingford:

Putting a revolutionary new offshore wind foundation to the test

Hydraulic engineering and offshore renewable energy specialist, HR Wallingford, is conducting extensive physical model testing for a potentially revolutionary new offshore wind foundation known as the Gravity Tripod.

The company is working with Offshore Design Engineering (ODE), DNV-GL, Cambridge University and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to test and certify the new offshore wind foundation concept designed by Offshore Wind Logistics and Construction (OWLC). As of March 2019, the UK had almost 2000 offshore wind turbines with over 7.8 GW of power generation capacity, which the National Grid “Future Energy Scenarios” predict could rise to almost 30 GW by 2030. Construction of offshore wind is accelerating, and moving into deeper water,... ... More: Official Press Release HR Wallingford

Keywords:
Gravity Tripod, offshore, HR Wallingford, foundation, turbine, test, costs, UK, OWLC







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