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Pilot project has started: Vibratory driving of monopiles can cut costs of offshore wind energy
- RWE Innogy, DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON and Vattenfall conduct a one year onshore-test to validate the vibratory driving of large monopiles for the use offshore with support from the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) and the offshore supply industry.
- Project aims to reduce costs, risks and noise emissions of offshore monopile installation in future European offshore wind projects
- Test results likely to be available at the end of 2014
Conducting research and development projects can provide potential for reducing costs and installation time when developing offshore wind farms. Another promising project has started this week under the management of the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), a world leading collaborative research and development programme to cut the cost of offshore wind energy: The offshore wind developers and operators RWE Innogy, DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON and Vattenfall are running a one year onshore demonstration project near Cuxhaven on the German North Sea coast to validate the vibratory driving of wind turbine monopile foundations, in comparison and as evoluation to current impact driving of these piles. The potential benefit is faster and more environmentally benign monopile installation in offshore wind farm projects.
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Essen,07 April 2014,RWE Innogy
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