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Reinforced concrete foundation of wind energy converter

The construction of a wind energy converter is normally based on an expected lifetime of 20 years. This assumption is made for the dimensioning of the mechanical parts of the engine as well as the reinforced concrete foundation. However, in some cases defects occur much earlier and raise questions of serviceability, stability and durability. Our company has gained experience how to connect a steel tower to a reinforced concrete foundation, how to deal with possible damages that might occur and methods of reconstruction.

Project information

Property type: wind energy converter
Component: foundation
Motivation: survey
Service: Measurements and monitoring