European Offshore wind power showed a record growth of 51% in 2010 and is currently seen as the most promising source of renewable energy to achieve political targets. The costs of energy from offshore wind farms however are at present significantly higher than onshore wind.
The economic feasibility of offshore wind farms depends on a number of technical issues. A significant contributor to this higher cost is the turbine foundation. In order to satisfy these requirements a number of possible designs and concepts are currently on the market. Thorough evaluation in terms of costs, capacity, installation time, site conditions and turbine requirements are crucial.
High-level speakers from research and industry:
including SPT Offshore, WeserWind, Bilfinger Berger Ingenieurbau, MBD Offshore Power and many more will present their projects and share their expertise on:
- Assess the latest developments regarding foundation design – also for deep water wind farm development
- Understand how to minimise costs of foundations and their installation for offshore wind farms
- Hear about the latest advances in installation techniques for offshore foundations reducing times and costs
- Discuss the future of supply chain, logistics and safety to avoid bottlenecks
- Learn about site assessment tools and seabed analysis to ensure your foundation will comply with site conditions
Read here for more information on the Offshore Foundations for Wind Turbines conference
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