The design of efficient wind turbine foundations is often critical to the financial success of a project and so requires a detailed and intelligently planned site investigation at each turbine site which informs the individual foundation options at each location, be it ground bearing, ground bearing with engineered infill material beneath or piled. The design of each type of foundation is complex and rigorous to ensure that the solution is sufficiently robust to achieve the required lifespan of the structure whilst ensuing cost efficiency.
Wardell Armstrong have successfully designed numerous wind turbine projects in all ground conditions.
Wardell Armstrong has acted as client’s engineer on numerous energy generation projects, acting as Principal Designer and supporting the client in all aspects of due diligence, contract conformity and health and safety management.
Our experienced project managers can add significant value to a project and help reduce costly delays and mistakes during the construction process.
Wardell Armstrong has extensive experience and can assist with all aspects of civil engineering design for energy generation projects. Starting from high level overview design through to turbine/PV array layouts and on to detailed design including road junctions, tracks, substations, bridges and any other ancillary development required.
For more information please see our civils and structures page.
Most energy projects require some form of connection to the national grid. This is of course a key component to the project and its complexity and cost can make or break the feasibility assessment in some cases. Wardell Armstrong can assist with all aspects of applications for grid connections and also assist with any ongoing negotiations following a firm offer by a Distribution Network Operator (DNO).
Where a project requires a connection to other utilities such the gas network, Wardell Armstrong can manage the application process and help to deliver a positive outcome for the project and the client.