Energy

Wind Turbine Ballast

Offshore wind power is the biggest asset of world’s maritime economy, ready to revolutionize the entire energy sector. Its biggest advantage consists in harnessing the strong and consistent offshore winds. Moreover, this is an environmentally friendly way to generate electricity, since wind farms have smaller to none impact on the landscape and emit no air pollutants or greenhouse gases.

Fixed wind turbines are suitable for shallow coastal waters up to 50 meters deep. Gravity-based foundations are one of the most common and most promising types of fixed offshore wind turbine foundations. Conventional foundations have a concrete support structure or integrated concrete ballast.

FMGC offers the MRE sector cast iron ballast, which is stronger and denser than concrete and it requires only simple pain and coating to stay protected from corrosion. FMGC cast iron ballast can be directly integrated in the foundation while reducing the concrete structure’s weight and size and improving its navigability. Moreover, cast iron is a recycled product and all cast iron ballast units can be also recycled when no more needed.

FMGC supplies the Marine Renewable Energy with high-quality cast iron ballast for fixed offshore wind turbines. The use of cast iron enables to reduce by 3 the volume and the weight of the turbine support structure. 

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FMGC is the leading European supplier of cast iron counterweights for off-highway, material handling and agriculture vehicles. Relying on our longstanding expertise, we can truly understand the challenges that the MRE sector is facing today. Therefore, we decided to support the sector with our know-how and created a whole new product line of ballast solutions, technically adapted to the needs of the MRE industry.


Our Expertise: 

Global Manufacturing

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Technical Characteristics

Material:
gray cast iron
Weight:
1000 to 2000 tonnes per foundation

Wind Turbine Ballast for Fixed Offshore Wind Turbines

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