A quieter way to construct offshore turbine foundations
Posted by Jeff Keever on July 9, 2018 11:10 AM EDT
Underwater noise is a big concern when installing offshore wind farms. For example, pile driving to secure offshore foundations transmits loud booms through the water and for many miles. The full impact of construction noise on marine life is yet unknown, but potentially dangerous to certain species of sea life. So what if it was possible to reduce offshore construction noise at its source?