CTE WIND is an international engineering consulting firm specialized in the analysis and design of onshore wind turbine foundations.
We’ve been active in the wind energy sector since 2003 as part of CTE Group and have designed the foundations for 14500 turbines in more than 1450 wind farms in 55 countries.
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 offices in France, Brazil, Vietnam, Poland, Portugal, Ireland and in Spain. We can intervene anywhere in the world. In case of specific need, we use local partners to sign our construction drawings.
CTE Wind Civil Engineering is covered by a special insurance for the foundation design of all wind and photovoltaic projects worldwide. No dispute has ever been declared, proof of the quality of our engineering teams’ work to design efficient and sustainable foundations.
Foundation design experts
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 optimised and the easy positioning of reinforcements ensured. As a result, foundations are fit for purpose, reliable, durable and cost-effective.
Our designs for reinforced concrete, steel structures and geotechnics 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.