Open seas are the ideal place to establish wind turbines. Around 80% of the world’s offshore wind resource potential is in waters deeper than 60 metres. But building wind turbines fixed to the seafloor in deep waters is a complex process. The best way to overcome the difficulty is to set up floating wind turbines.
We can help you utilize the potential of floating wind turbines due to the construction of the floating foundations being quite suitable for the slipform technique. We can offer both our heavy-duty slipform system (for small scale projects) and our gantry slipform system (for larger scale projects). Both systems can be combined with our IP-CCV Transfer System which will provide any contractor with a one packet solution for the construction of foundations.
Why we need floating wind power?
The next decisive phase towards the goal of reducing carbon emissions and advancing renewable energy solutions is happening right now – and in the middle of this revolution, we find floating wind power. While traditional wind turbines remain and will most likely always be necessary, floating wind turbines allow us to take wind power to the next level in terms of the effectiveness of wind power, and the number of wind turbines.
The floating wind turbine is especially important to reduce emissions in India, China, and South-East Asia. These are the places where we need to establish renewable energy solutions of scale as an alternative to coal. But constructing wind turbines is easier said than done. Areas with big open spaces where the wind is powerful are usually very far away from the big cities – or there simply might not be sufficient space or powerful enough winds.
How does a floating windmill work?
The floating windmill is often referred to as third-generation wind power. Where the first-generation are the one’s on land, and the second-generation is constructed in the ocean, fixed to the seafloor.
A floating wind turbine looks like a traditional wind turbine but is constructed on a floating fundament. To keep the wind turbine from toppling over, the floating fundament utilizes the iceberg principle, where the majority of the structure is under-water.
Build towards the future with Bygging-Uddemann
One of our targets for the future is to contribute to creating sustainable, resistant, and including infrastructures. We believe that the floating wind turbine is a pioneering solution and a really big leap towards that goal. Contact Bygging-Uddemann today for more information about how we can become your partner for the construction and establishment of floating wind power solutions.