Design review Ventos do Araripe III CTE Wind Brazil, is pleased to announce its ...
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Design review Ventos do Araripe III
CTE Wind Brazil, is pleased to announce its participation in the design review of the foundations of Brazil’s largest wind farm, the Complexo Eólico Ventos do Araripe III, with an installed capacity of 360MW. The project is located in the Chapada do Araripe, states of Pernambuco and Piauí. The design review contemplated the 156 wind turbine foundations, transmission towers foundations and substation foundations elements.
Chapada do Araripe (PI)
CTE WIND’s foundation design method is DNV-GL certified We are proud to announ...
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CTE WIND’s foundation design method is DNV-GL certified
We are proud to announce that we have been awarded DNV-GL’s certification for our structural design method of onshore WTG foundations. DNV-GL is an accredited certification body (CB) with worldwide recognition and this designation validates our structural engineering approach when dealing with various foundation solutions for WTG. The conformity statement was issued after a rigorous process and based on our 15 years of experience designing WTG foundations in 47 countries to date. A ceremony is set to be held on Wednesday 24th of September during the WindEnergy Hamburg gathering, the most important wind fair in the industry.
The CTE WIND Brasil is the first foundation design office in Brazil to have DNV-GL’s certification for structural design method of onshore WTG foundations, keeping us at the technical forefront of projects in the Brazilian market.
The SOFT-SPOT® was developed by CTE Wind’s engineering team and is implemente...
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The SOFT-SPOT® was developed by CTE Wind’s engineering team and is implemented in various countries around the world. This foundation design optimizes the use of resources and helps to save concrete, reinforcement bars and less surface for the foundation. This reduces the time and costs.
La Richardais (FRA) – CTE Wind has already developed and implemented some projects since the launch of the SOFT-SPOT®. Several hundreds of the new foundation design are built around the world : Brazil, France, Lithuania, Indonesia, Mexico, Netherland, Russia, Serbia, Sweden and Thailand to name a few. As a result of his astonishing design the projects allow savings in concrete volume up to 15%, reduction of foundation diameter and total weight of reinforcement bars of 2-5%. In some cases what is even more important than the material costs is the available space : with SOFT-SPOT® you need less surface for the foundation. This reduces the time and excavation costs.
Layer of soft material
CTE WIND Civil Engineering presents to the market a new foundation system for wind turbines, a WTG shallow gravity foundation with SOFT-SPOT®. Through placing a layer of soft material below the central part of the foundation, the slab will effectively act as a ring foundation with respect to the soil-structure interaction. The bearing pressure of the WTG is concentrated at the annular contact surface closer to the edge of the slab. This increases the lever arm of the stabilizing moment. Therefore, the foundation diameter can be reduced in comparison to a standard foundation solution. Image
Simply the most economical foundation
Thanks to SOFT-SPOT® intelligent design less excavation work is needed. This reduces the machine costs. A major point is that no additional training of site workers is required for the construction of the soft layer. The construction is very easy and the material for the soft layer can be purchased cheaply all over the world. Or as one of CTE Wind’s client pointed out: It is simply the most economical foundation you can choose. (ctewind)
Please contact us if you are interested in knowing more about CTE Wind’s SOFT-SPOT®
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