Mounting giant cones wind farm Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm
8 September 2017
Last month, Dutch company BAM installed five gravity-based foundations on the bottom of the North Sea. The foundations are located on a leveled ground at a depth of 38 meters. RKT Tholen supplied prefabricated pipe work Ø200 with special, custom made PE spools. These are mounted in the pipeline system for the innovative submersible wind turbine foundations.
In the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm on the coast of Blyth (northeast of England) new techniques for offshore wind are being investigated. The pipes we supplied, pumps water and sand. The wind turbine foundations were built in a dry dock in Newcastle. The foundations have a diameter of thirty meters and a tube pile of about sixty meters long.
For this purpose, the foundations are filled with seawater. With the piping system, the foundations can also be emptied. The pipes have a very long lifespan and, unlike steel pipes, do not adversely affect sea life. At the end of its life, HDPE-100 can be completely recycled.
Source credit: http://www.rkttholen.nl/en/nieuws/blyth-offshore/