Project Description

GBF FOR OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES

Design of gravity based foundations for offshore wind turbines in different locations of intermediate depths

Client: IBERDROLA

Year: 2011-2016

INGECID has carried out the pre-design of gravity based foundations (GBF) for the company IBERDROLA for several intermediate water sites, thanks to the development of pre-design tools that allow different types of structure to be analysed and compared. The pre-design includes the determination of the hydrodynamic loads, validated by means of numerical simulations and tests in the channel of the Centre for Studies and Experimentation of Public Works (CEDEX), the analysis of construction and installation processes, and the preliminary structural calculation. In a second phase of the project, an optimization of the design is carried out, and the solution has been protected by means of a patent.

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