Tidal Turbine Ballast
FMGC designs, develops and manufactures tidal turbine ballast for gravity-based foundations made of gray cast iron. Cast iron ballast minimizes the footprint of the foundation on the seabed, reduces the surfaces exposed to hydrodynamic forces and contributes to an efficient supply chain by optimizing transport and logistics costs.
FMGC innovative solution has been already tested and applied on the tidal turbine Sabella D10 in the waters of the Fromveur passage, near Ushant. FMGC incorporated in the welded gravity base with cylindrical legs 10 tonnes of cast iron ballast in the nacelle and 180 tonnes in total in the supporting legs. The use of cast iron enables to reduce by 3 the volume and the weight of the turbine support structure.
Various tidal turbine technologies can easily adopt FMGC high-density ballast thanks to its modular design and the integrated grippers for improved handling and positioning.
The creation of the tidal turbine ballast is a result of many years of experience, excellent knowledge and our devotion to a cleaner world. Best raw material selection and proven manufacturing process guarantee perfect performance, reliability and safety. The tidal turbine ballast made of gray cast iron marks an important milestone in the development of marine technologies.
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