Structural Design Office: Wind turbine foundation design expert

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CTE Wind Civil Engineering is an experienced engineering consulting firm dedicated to the analysis and design of onshore wind turbine foundations.

The company is a subsidiary of the CTE Group : Structural engineering consulting firm specialized in building and civil engineering (www.cte-sa.com). The CTE Group was founded in 1965 and today is one of the leaders of the sector. Among our references, we have performed the structural design of the Stade des Lumières in Lyon (also called “Groupama Stadium”) and the Centre Pompidou in Metz.

Our company has its headquarters in France, and offices in Brazil, Vietnam, Poland, Portugal, Ireland and in Spain. We've been active in the wind energy sector since 2003 as part of CTE Group and have designed the foundations for 7600 turbines in more than 900 wind farms in 47 countries. In addition, we can work anywhere in the world. We have local partners who can sign our execution plans if for a given country a local engineer is required.

CTE Wind Civil Engineering is covered by a special insurance for the foundation design of all wind and photovoltaic projects worldwide. To date, our insurer Zurich has not had to deal with any litigation against us. This shows the accuracy and the quality of our work to design efficient and sustainable foundations.

The foundations are crucial to ensure a perfect connection with the tower and an appropriate design is essential to withstand the tower loads. Our foundation designs are adapted to the soil characteristics of each construction site. A rigorous analysis of the soil report allows us to extract the needed values for the design. Therefore, the volume of concrete and steel is reduced and the easy positioning of reinforcements ensured. As a result, foundations are fit for purpose, reliable, durable and cost-effective.

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Our designs are approved by recognised certification and inspection bodies: Apave, DNV GL, Bureau Veritas, Seco, TÜV Nord, Socotec, Lahmeyer, Tractebel, etc. Over the years we have gained the confidence of the main players in the market: turbine manufacturers, project developers and construction companies.