An offshore wind turbine project in Xinghua Bay, Fujian province, China
Wind energy, being one of the cleanest and most efficient energy generation methods, uses rapidly flowing air through turbines to mechanically power generators for electric power. There are currently both on-land and offshore turbines. Given high wind speeds in the open waters, offshore wind turbines are becoming a prevalent energy generation method in China because they do not occupy precious land. Offshore wind turbines are composed of the tower head, tower, and a foundation stabilized at the seabed.
Recently, the Ougan Super Cell was successfully applied to the foundation pile load capacity test of an offshore wind turbine. The turbines are located in the Xinghua Bay, in China’s southeastern Fujian province. This marks the first wind farm in China to have turbine capacities above 5MW.
The completion of this project marks the successful application of the Super Cell in yet another new foundation capacity testing industry. Super Cell – contributing to the world with more ‘green’ energy today, and in days to come!
The pile testing overview:
Single Pile Testing load: 96000kN
Pile Diameter: 1.7m