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    Unusual cooperation at the Geefsweer-Oosterhorn Wind Park

    12 april 2021
    Article by Niek Pouwels Building a wind turbine in the Groningen potter’s clay is like placing a lamppost in pudding. That comparison clarifies a lot; the strictest requirements are imposed on the foundations of the turbines. It was just one of the many challenges facing ABT subsidiary Windbase at the Geefsweer-Oosterhorn Wind Park to the ...
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    Quick insights with smart algorithms

    12 maart 2021
    Article by Jeffrey van der Gucht At Windbase we are always trying to innovate our methods and services. To do so, we regularly collaborate with universities. One of our latest collaborations was with the Universiteit Twente (UT) master student in Construction Management & Engineering, Qinshuo Shen. The research The goal of Shen’s...
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    Drivability tests on prefab concrete piles in potclay

    25 januari 2021
    samenvattingGeotechnical engineering of large pile foundations in challenging conditions; what practical aspects do you need to take into account? In this article Thomas, Niek and Roy explain how they deal with these aspects at Windbase, based on the project wind farm Geefsweer-Oosterhorn (Geefsweer). This includes the interpretation of pile drive tests and in-situ measurements of the set-up process of piles in potclay to validate the design.
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    The dream of Windbase – product development

    04 januari 2021
    In addition to the many fantastic wind projects, Windbase is also focusing on the development of wind turbine foundations; improving the quality or our product and the efficiency of our design process. Axel Jacobs (Director Windbase): ‘With our design process, we respond to the climate goals and we can drastically cut CO2 emissions’.
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    Advanced and smart engineering of wind turbine foundations

    10 september 2020
    At Windbase we believe that we can contribute to the wind energy market by providing optimised and reliable wind turbine foundation designs within competitive lead times. We use advanced engineering tools such as 3D nonlinear finite element analysis to achieve this. In this blog Lex van der Meer explains about the benefits and challenges of using advanced engineering methods in commercial projects.
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    How smart data leads to better designs

    02 juli 2020
    Windbase uses Data Driven Design to create the optimal wind turbine foundation designs. Existing data is analyzed and used within new projects with a clear objective: Creating Better Designs Faster. This approach leads to an optimal balance between cost, sustainability and feasibility.
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