750 wind turbines around the globe are using CTE Wind’s Soft-spot® solution. The yellow circle outlines the soft layer.
750 wind turbines around the globe are using CTE Wind’s Soft-spot® solution. The yellow circle outlines the soft layer.

Cost saving wind turbine foundation design – CTE Wind toasts 750 Soft-spot® foundations

SOFT-SPOT® in Kannus Windpark in Finland
SOFT-SPOT® in Kannus Windpark in Finland

In the last 2 years over 50 project developers trusted CTE Wind’s Soft-spot® solution. Recently in Spain the expert of wind turbine foundations has won their third project, where the Soft-spot® solution was implemented.

Bilbao (Esp) / La Richardais (FRA) – CTE Wind Ibérica has won again a contract in Spain to calculate and design foundations with its Soft-spot® solution. This is an important milestone for CTE Wind International as now three wind farms on the Iberian Peninsula will take advantage of its cost saving design. In addition to these projects, CTE Wind’s clients are also adopting this solution in many other wind farms worldwide. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, Lithuania, Indonesia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, Sweden and Thailand to name a few. Over 50 wind farms around the globe, 750 wind turbines are using this resource saving solution which was introduced a while ago by CTE Wind.

« CTE Wind is proud of the confidence shown by its clients, and especially of the interest on applying the Soft-spot® solution», Chief executive Alexander MARTIN said and added « Our design provides interesting advantages and cost saving in material consumption and civil works while being easy to be built. »

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CTE Wind’s clients are also adopting this solution in many other wind farms worldwide. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, Lithuania, Indonesia, Mexico, Netherland, Russia, Serbia, Sweden and Thailand to name a few.

Simply the most economical foundation

The Soft-spot® was developed by CTE Wind’s engineering team and is implemented in various countries around the world. As a result of his astonishing design this solution allows savings in concrete volume up to 15%, reduction of foundation diameter and total weight reduction of reinforcement bars of 7 to 9%. The earthwork to be handled is reduced too. In some cases, what is also important is the available space : with Soft-spot® you need less surface for the foundation. The construction is very easy and the material for the soft layer can be easily purchased for a low price all over the world.

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