How about Screwing Offshore Wind Piles?

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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.

Period14 Jul 2015

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  • TitleHow about screwing offshore wind piles?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletOffshorewind.biz
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date14/07/15
    DescriptionThe 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.
    URLhttps://www.offshorewind.biz/2015/07/14/how-about-screwing-offshore-wind-piles/
    PersonsMichael Brown

Keywords

  • offshore wind
  • screw piles