Title How about screwing offshore wind piles? Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Offshorewind.biz Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 14/07/15 Description The University of Dundee is to lead a major research project to determine whether cheaper, more environmentally friendly, and more effective foundations can be developed for the offshore renewables industry.
The project, funded by a £ 1 million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, will look at the use of screw piles for offshore installations. These are foundations which are screwed into the ground and are widely used onshore, one example being to support motorway signs and gantries.
“The UK has challenging targets for expansion of energy from renewables with the potential for over 5000 offshore wind turbines by 2020,” said Dr Mike Brown, Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Dundee, who is leading the project.
URL https://www.offshorewind.biz/2015/07/14/how-about-screwing-offshore-wind-piles/ Persons Michael Brown
- offshore wind
- screw piles