Posted by Big Gav in offshore wind power
Jerome a Paris has a post at TOD on some of the issues involved in constructing offshore wind farms - There is (offshore wind powered) light at the end of the tunnel!.
I went on a visit of the port site in Zeebrugge where the foundations for the Belwind offshore wind farm (the financing of which I worked on) have been stored before their installation and wanted to give you a glimpse of the kind of logistics that entails and what kind of problems can happen (and how they are solved).
Follow me below for a tour of a small bit of Europe's fastest growing heavy industry.
As a quick reminder, there are 3 main types of foundations for offshore turbines: monopiles, gravity-based, and jackets/tripods. ...