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Bottom-fixed foundations design

Turbine Technology

When: Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 14:00 - 15:30
Where: A12

Session description

This session will look at the latest developments in the area of bottom-fixed foundations: new concepts for offshore support structures for larger turbines, novel types of connections between towers and foundations, suction buckets and methods to optimise design.

Learning objectives

- Understand the latest developments in support-structure design for offshore wind turbines; - Hear updates of recent trials of new technologies, including suction bucket foundations and slip joints; - Understand options to monitor fatigue lifetimes of installed wind turbine support structures

Session chair

Mareike Collmann

Operations Manager of the Test Centre for Support Structures, Leibniz University Hannover

Tim Camp

Renewables Project Director, LOC Group



New type of suction buckets – experiences from testing a full-scale bucket

Jesper Moeller

Head of Offshore Balance of Plant Innovations , Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Offshore installation and testing of a slip joint connection between monopile and wind turbine tower

Thijs Kamphuis

Project Engineer & Lecturer, DOT B.V.

How to support the wind turbine of the future

Ferdy Hengeveld

Manager Mechanical Engineering, Van Oord

Output based methods for in-situ fatigue monitoring for design optimization and life time extension of monopile foundations

Maximilian Henkel

Doctoral Researcher, Accoustics & Vribration Research Group - Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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