New materials and construction method promise 100-year life for offshore turbine jacket foundation

By Paul Dvorak A new concept for a concrete-jacket foundation with a hundred-year minimum life is intended for wind farms headed to the deep water of the U.S. continental shelf. The design is sufficiently durable and scalable to support four consecutive generations of direct-drive wind turbines rated at seven megawatts and more.
Andy Filak / Principal / AMF Concepts
The expansion of offshore wind power is inevitable and growing due to the ready supply of high-quality wind and the elimination of many onshore objections. To date, one of the major hurdles has been the development of reliable foundation systems with long life and ease of

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