Foundation Design and Consultation

COWI has extensive experience within design services related to the designof offshore wind turbine foundations through involvement in a series oflarge scale offshore wind farm (OWF) projects including the first demonstration project in Taiwan, Formosa I OWF Phase II, as well as numerous studies for optimisingfoundation technology from all over Europe. These projects have had a high degree of complexity on both technical andmanagement issues and required a reliable and efficient design executionprocess.

The projects have been undertaken for different types of Clients includingboth utility companies, developers and contractors and this has providedCOWI with an in-depth understanding of the key issues related tofabrication, installation and end Client priorities.

The projects have equally involved a wide range of different WTG suppliers. COWI’s cooperation with theseWTG suppliers provides us with a unique working experience and solid interaction protocol for the ¬†approachestaken by the different WTG suppliers.

COWI’s design experience for detailed design of offshore wind farm foundations includes:

  • Steel monopile foundations
  • Concrete Gravity Based Foundations for shallow and deep water depths
  • Jacket structures
  • Bucket foundations.