Project Description


Study of the effects of the scour phenomenon on jacket structures and optimization of anti-scour systems

Contributors: IH CantabriaIberdrola Renovables

Year: 2017-Actualidad

This project, financed by SODERCAN through the call I+C=+C 2016 is being developed by the consortium formed by INGECID, Iberdrola Renovables and IHCantabria. Its objective is to study the scour process in jacket type foundations of offshore wind turbines in order to identify the most efficient measures to control it and to be able to apply this specific knowledge in the designs of future wind farms.

This project provides different results with important impact on the reduction of offshore wind energy costs:

  • Understanding the effect of scour and sand waves on jacket structures.
  • Optimised design in future wind farms would result in a reduction in the number of inspections required, which would result in a reduction in costs.
  • Understanding the behaviour of traditional anti-scour systems will serve to optimise both the design and the O&M tasks of these structures and their protections.
  • The analysis of the behaviour of novel anti-scour systems could provide a different and optimised solution compared to conventional systems, seeking a balance between construction and maintenance costs.

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