Concrete and the Energy Market

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Overview

This presentation aims to provide an overview on the design of wind turbine generator foundations and the common challenges encountered when constructing them.  The topics covered in this presentation are easily transferred to other projects which involve deep concrete pours, or projects in a rural area.  Come for an introduction to this interesting and emerging market. 

This webinar will cover the critical factors which affect the grout performance, including mixing ratios, on-site temperatures and wind speeds when pouring. The nuances of these projects are often misunderstood and can lead to long term maintenance requirements and in the worst case, demolition and reconstruction of foundations or grout pockets.

With evolving technology brings bigger turbines, leading to larger foundations. Pours are regularly over 600 m3 for a single footing and could soon be in the order of 1000 m3. With this comes several challenges with both the design and physical construction. It is these challenges which will be explored more in-depth in this session. High strength grouts are commonly used to assist in transferring the loads from the steel tower and into the concrete foundation, and these products suffer from the same challenges as the foundation pours. These specialist grout products require care and experience to place correctly. This seminar will cover the critical factors which affect the grout performance, including mixing ratios, on-site temperatures and wind speeds. The nuances of these projects are often misunderstood and can lead to long term maintenance requirements and in the worst case, demolition and reconstruction of foundations or grout pockets. We aim to give you the tools to avoid this!
 

Speaker
Joel Brown: An Introduction to Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) Foundations
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Joel graduated in 2012 from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and earned his Chartered status through Engineers Australia in early 2018. Currently working at Wallbridge and Gilbert/Aztec Analysis in Perth, Joel has the opportunity to design new structures, remediate old structures and take part in various projects both big and small.

Given the move towards greener energy sources, wind farms have grown in popularity over the years with wind power now being considered as the cheapest source of large-scale renewable energy.  This presentation aims to provide an overview on the design of wind turbine generator foundations and the common challenges encountered when constructing them.  The topics covered in this presentation are easily transferred to other projects which involve deep concrete pours, or projects in a rural area.  Come for an introduction to this interesting and emerging market. 

Thomas Bak: Wind Farm Grouting – How Hard Can it Be?
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Thomas Bak has been the Head of Global Sales for Oestermark Grouting since January 2016. Most recently he has been appointed as Director and has also joined as one of the Owners of the privately-owned international Grouting Services company. Prior to joining Oestermark Grouting, Thomas was the Fosroc Area Sales Manager. In his roles both in Oestermark Grouting and Fosroc, Thomas was responsible for developing international key-account relationships within the grouting and wind turbine industry, as well as identifying product innovations. His experience over the last 8 years in grouting materials and their applications in the growing global Wind Farm Industry, has led to Thomas becoming an expert in the field of wind farm grouting and repairs.
 
Learning Module Standard Inclusions
By purchasing this Online Learning Module, you will have the opportunity to view recorded presentations (video and audio) at your own pace over a 90-day period.

Total viewing time - 60 min