Photo: Offshore Wind Turbine-Foundation Examples and Soil Stratigraphy

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Innovation meets fast-moving market

Scott Whyte is a geotechnical engineering consultant with global geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions provider, Fugro, and a DEng student at the University of Oxford within the Renewable Energy Marine Structures (REMS) centre group. His joint industry consultancy and academic activities focus on the science behind designing cost-effective foundations for large-scale wind turbines with the aim of reducing the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) for offshore wind in a fast-moving market.

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Whyte recently delivered a thought-provoking presentation, as part of the KIVI engineering society lecture series, titled: “Foundation Design Optimisation for Ever Larger Offshore Wind Turbines: a Geotechnical Perspective”. This article presents a brief overview of some the interesting components of the presentation.

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