A new jacket for offshore wind turbines

By Michelle Froese On typical wind-farm development, in water depths of 20 meters and above, the iJacket is estimated to deliver a significant reduction in overall foundation costs. Watch a video about how it’s designed here.
The industry standard in lightweight offshore jackets has typically been the x-braced configuration in which diagonal supports intersect between four steel-legged structures. For decades, jackets served to support offshore oil and gas platforms, and now the offshore wind industry is benefitting from and improving the design.
Case in point: Structural engineering company, IntelliSIMS (iSIMS), and energy service company, MORRISON, recently teamed up to optimize structural performance and provide significant

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