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Offshore wind talks: Turbine siting and foundation design

Offshore wind turbine siting and foundation design

Dane Pehrman, Energy Market Segment Leader at Haley & Aldrich, is hosting a series of video blogs on science and engineering topics related to key challenges in the development of offshore wind energy in North America. He interviews experts at the intersection of geotechnical engineering and other key disciplines.

In this video, he is joined by Wystan Carswell, Ph.D., a Senior Geotechnical Engineer based in Rhode Island. Wystan discusses critical issues relating to foundation siting and design for offshore wind turbines. Topics include:

  • The state of offshore wind foundation design in North America
  • Understanding how underground conditions can save significant costs on turbine foundations
  • How to design offshore wind turbines to prepare for climate change, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events

Watch their discussion here: