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Top 7 news on Offshore Foundations

Top 7 news on Offshore Foundations

Europe’s offshore wind industry is booming, with a 25% boost in capacity during 2017. Read the news article and find out what the top news in the industry are!

Expert interviews with Fraunhofer IWES and JBO

Expert interviews with Fraunhofer IWES and JBO

Mareike Leimeister, Research Associate at Fraunhofer IWES, and Frank Ostermann, Head of Loads and Structural Dynamics at JBO, discuss major foundation developments and future trends.

Paper on analytical assessment of sea ice-induced FLI for offshore wind turbine monopiles

Paper on analytical assessment of sea ice-induced FLI for offshore wind turbine monopiles

In this paper, an analytical method is presented to assess FLI (Frequency lock-in) of monopile support structures for offshore wind turbines, subjected to loading by floating sea ice. In this paper, Dr. Ing. Marc Seidel,  Senior Key Expert Support Structures,  Siemens Gamesa, and Hayo Hendrikse, Delft University of Technology, present an analytical method to assess FLI (Frequency lock-in) of monopile support structures for offshore wind turbines, subjected to loading by floating sea ice.

Floating foundations - Taking offshore technology into deep waters

Floating foundations - Taking offshore technology into deep waters

The successful launch of the first commercial floating wind farm off the Scottish coast has attracted global interest in this new promising technology. Could floating wind farms be the future of energy? If so, what barriers must be overcome and what benefits lay ahead for the industry?