Foundation Design & Consultation

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

The projects have been undertaken for different types of clients including utility companies, developers and contractors and this enables COWI with an in-depth understanding of the key issues related to fabrication, installation and end-client priorities.

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

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

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