Offshore Wind Parks
Wind turbines are situated in exposed locations where nature takes its toll.
Due to higher, more consistent wind speeds at sea, offshore wind turbines can generate substantially more energy than their onshore counterparts.
To take advantage of the steadier winds, offshore turbines are also bigger than onshore turbines and have an increased generation capacity. Nevertheless, designing offshore wind farms that can resist strong currents, heavy wind, powerful waves and rapid erosion are just some of the challenges faced. Sika has designed a special product ranges to meet these challenges:
Coating systems able to protect and minimize maintenance needed
Grouts capable of transferring the complete loads of the tower to the foundations with an enhanced fatigue resistance
Grouts designed with anti-corrosion properties to cope under these extreme conditions