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Wind Turbines: Cheaper, More Efficient. Make Them Telescopic

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Wind turbine project the ELICAN is a first-of-its-kind telescopic wind turbine which takes offshore wind turbine technology to the next level.

Wind Turbines which are telescopic

It is more efficient, faster, and cheaper to build and install into the marine environment because it doesn’t require costly and scarce heavy-lifting vessels. The entire structure, foundation, turbine, and blades are assembled onshore.

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Photo by: CORDIS

Wind Turbines Which Are Telescopic: Construction


                                           Wind Turbines: Cheaper, More Efficient. Make Them Telescopic

The structure consists of a gravity-based foundation configuration that acts as a floating platform with an integrated auto-lift telescopic (made up of tubular sections designed to slide into one another) tower. All the parts are made of prefabricated concrete panels. The wind turbine is installed atop the tower as the final step before the entire structure is towed to its position out at sea.

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Photo by: CORDIS. Telescopic wind turbine's 'mast'

When they are towing the wind turbine out, the telescopic configuration of the tower in its collapsed position brings down the center of gravity. This also allows the bottom foundation to act as a self-stable floating barge temporarily. Once towed to location, the foundation is lowered and ballasted to rest on the seabed. The tower can then be pulled out to its final position utilizing cables and conventional heavy-lift strand jacks lifting the sections one level at a time. The entire process is carried out from a single access platform.

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Wind Turbines: Cheaper, More Efficient

It took three years from design to completion of the project. It was co-financed by the European Commission under their Horizon 2020 program for Research and Development, which aims to innovate and design greener types of energy. The program helps finance ground-breaking ideas such as the ELICAN project – ones that will help the EU reach its target to go carbon-neutral by 2050.

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Photo & Graph by: ELISA/ Esteyco

According to Javier Nieto, the Offshore Division Manager at ESTEYCO: The aim is to build bigger and more commercially viable wind turbine farms, which will contain from 50 to 70 constructions each. This target is still a long way off, but the hope is that Europe can lead the way as an innovator on environmental policies and inspire other nations and continents to start going green, sooner, rather than later.

The installation costs are reduced by 35% compared to conventional offshore wind turbines, which require all the parts to be assembled at the final location. And the system can be easily scaled up to meet the needs of installing giant next-gen offshore wind turbines, such as the 12MW, when it arrives.

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Wind Turbines: Cheaper, More Efficient. Make Them Telescopic

Wind turbine project the ELICAN is a first-of-its-kind telescopic wind turbine which takes offshore wind turbine technology to the next level. Wind Turbines which are telescopic It is more efficient, faster, and cheaper to build and install into the marine environment because it doesn’t require costly and scarce heavy-lifting vessels. The entire structure, foundation, turbine, and blades are assembled onshore. Recommended:  The First Floating Wind-farm Is Operating In Scotland Photo by: CORDIS Wind Turbines Which Are Telescopic: Construction                                            Wind Turbines: Cheaper, More Efficient. Make Them Telescopic The structure consists of a gravity-based foundation configuration that acts as a floating platform with an integrated auto-lift telescopic (made up of tubular sections designed to slide into one another) tower. All the parts are made of prefabricated concrete panels. The wind turbine is installed atop the tower as the final step before the entire structure is towed to its position out at sea. Recommended:  Wind Turbine From Wood: Made By EAZ-Wind, Netherlands Photo by: CORDIS. Telescopic wind turbine's 'mast' When they are towing the wind turbine out, the telescopic configuration of the tower in its collapsed position brings down the center of gravity. This also allows the bottom foundation to act as a self-stable floating barge temporarily. Once towed to location, the foundation is lowered and ballasted to rest on the seabed. The tower can then be pulled out to its final position utilizing cables and conventional heavy-lift strand jacks lifting the sections one level at a time. The entire process is carried out from a single access platform. Recommended:  Vortex Bladeless Wind Turbine - The Future of Wind Turbines? Wind Turbines: Cheaper, More Efficient It took three years from design to completion of the project. It was co-financed by the European Commission under their Horizon 2020 program for Research and Development, which aims to innovate and design greener types of energy. The program helps finance ground-breaking ideas such as the ELICAN project – ones that will help the EU reach its target to go carbon-neutral by 2050. Photo & Graph by: ELISA/ Esteyco According to Javier Nieto, the Offshore Division Manager at ESTEYCO: The aim is to build bigger and more commercially viable wind turbine farms, which will contain from 50 to 70 constructions each. This target is still a long way off, but the hope is that Europe can lead the way as an innovator on environmental policies and inspire other nations and continents to start going green, sooner, rather than later. The installation costs are reduced by 35% compared to conventional offshore wind turbines, which require all the parts to be assembled at the final location. And the system can be easily scaled up to meet the needs of installing giant next-gen offshore wind turbines, such as the 12MW, when it arrives. Before you go! Recommended:  Gravitricity: Key Energy Storage Or Too Good To Be True? Do you like this article about Gravitricity or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write and publish your own article about wind turbines? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
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