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Safer Way to Install Offshore Wind Turbines

Posted November 26, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Installing offshore wind turbines in open water presents plenty of risks to workers. To improve safety and save costs, researchers from the EU-funded ELISA Project have developed a new system where turbines can be completely pre-assembled and pre-commissioned in controlled harbor conditions. The assembled and tested units are then installed offshore without the need for heavy-lift vessels. Engineering360 shares fascinating details about how the installation procedure works, noting that one fully operational 5 MW prototype already exists in the Canary Islands. Engineers believe the ELISA process could reduce installation costs by 30-40% over traditional systems while improving worker safety substantially.


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11/26/2016 11:26 PM

I would like to see some sketches of how this works so I can understand it. I'm interested because I am interested in energy supply and because part of my professional like was designing single-tube, telescoping-joint transmission towers

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