Questions & Answers
Lab Projects

Seatower turbine platform

The Flash 9.0.0 plugin or higher is required to view content on this page, but was not detected on your browser.
Get Flash Player
    The Seatower turbine platform could help encourage offshore wind farming by providing a cheaper and easier to install alternative.
    While offshore wind farms have many benefits, their platforms are expensive to install and require huge, specialized equipment for set-up. The Seatower foundations, in contrast, can be mass-produced on land and easily transported. They are hollow, and so will float easily--allowing them to be towed to their installation site with a reasonably small boat. Once another pair of boats helps to set the foundation in position, a valve in the base is opened to allow it to fill with water and sink to the sea floor. From there it is anchored and filled with a sand slurry to meet the target weight, and the turbine base set atop it. The foundation can also be removed by basically following the same steps in reverse.
Mr X
Previous Next