Wind Farm - Concrete Foundations

Concrete is well suited for use in a range of foundation types for both onshore and offshore wind towers.  As turbines become larger, foundation costs become a significant proportion of the total cost of wind farm development and influence the overall cost of energy.  Foundation design and selection of materials is therefore critical.

Concrete foundations can be designed in a range of sizes, shapes and densities to optimise tower stiffness, foundation pressures, and reinforcement and formwork requirements.  They can be designed as ground bearing or as a pile cap and can incorporate excavated material from site to maximise foundation stability and eliminate site waste.