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Despite inroads by jackets and gravity-base foundations, monopiles will remain the foundation of choice for offshore wind turbines for the foreseeable future, according to a new report.

In Offshore Wind Foundations: a European Overview, Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) said that, by 2022, it expects the fully commissioned offshore wind fleet in Europe to approach 6,000 foundations, and that the greatest number of these will be monopiles rather than jackets or gravity-base foundations.

http://www.owjonline.com/news/view,evolving-monopiles-will-remain-foundation-of-choice-in-medium-term_49216.htm

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Trelleborg Completes Leg Can System Offering

Posted by Web Master 6 on September 21, 2017 10:55 AM EDT
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Trelleborg’s engineered products operation has added to its portfolio of offshore floatover solutions with a custom designed skirt pile gripper (SPG).

Trelleborg’s SPGs can be designed to have a holding capacity of between 500MT and 3000MT and are compatible with all offshore oil and gas and wind farm HVDC jackets. The DNV GL-certified units can work at operating pressures of 200 bar and higher, and water depths of up to 250 meters.

http://www.offshorewind.biz/2017/09/19/trelleborg-completes-leg-can-system-offering/

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ABS has completed a design review for the University of Maine-developed VolturnUS foundation for floating offshore wind turbines.

The patented VolturnUS, developed by the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine (UMaine), is based on a concrete four-column semi-submersible.

http://www.owjonline.com/news/view,design-review-paves-way-for-tests-of-innovative-floating-foundation_49180.htm

 

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