First sinkable foundations of BAM Infra leave the dock
The first five submersible wind turbine foundations of BAM Infra have left the building dock in England. For the coast of Northumberland, the foundations will be sunk.
EDF Energy Renewables is building an offshore wind farm at this location and has chosen for the sinkable foundations of BAM. It is for the first time that a method of floating, sinkable, concrete caissons is used for this purpose.
The caisson method allows BAM to realize offshore wind farms in deeper waters. The turbine foundation developed by the company consists of a concrete cone-shaped foot with a diameter of thirty meters. The first part of the wind turbine mast of about sixty meters is placed at the production site of the foundations.
(Source: wind energy magazine, picture:BAM Infra)