Concrete Towers for Onshore and Offshore Wind Farms

Publisher:MPA The Concrete Centre

The Concrete Centre commissioned Gifford to undertake conceptual design studies of concrete towers for wind energy converters. This document draws together the results presented in the onshore and offshore research. It presents ideas and issues on the design and deployment of concrete towers and associated structures, and points to a real opportunity for the substantial and economic use of concrete tower structures in wind energy developments.

This guide was published in 2007 and is made available for information. The design of concrete gravity bases has progressed considerably in this time and more information on current solutions is available here