Offshore wind power provides a valuable source of renewable energy that can help reduce carbon emissions. Over the past two decades, wind turbine projects have been constructed offshore worldwide because of more stable offshore wind conditions and because there is more available space for large wind farms out in the open sea. Technological advances are allowing higher capacity turbines to be installed and in deeper water. Building a megawatt of offshore wind power is estimated to cost much more than its equivalent on land because of foundations in the deep water. The jacket substructures deliver an alternative to typical offshore wind monopile foundations that are limited to shallower water depths. This case study provides an opportunity for learning and evaluation of the performance of the America's first offshore wind farm, the design consideration, the pile capacity, and other construction-related issues on jacket foundations for offshore wind turbines.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Case Study of America's First Offshore Wind Farm Using Jacket Foundations in the Deep Water
|Number of pages
|Journal of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering
|Published - 2018 Dec 1
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering