There is a considerable potential for producing energy such as wind, wave and tidal current in the world’s oceans. The forces necessary for anchoring the rotors or turbines have to be transferred safely into the sea bed. Especially when producing energy from tidal current, innovative concepts for drilled pile foundations are called for. But also in the field of wind power, the presently common driven foundation structures are more and more replaced by lowvibration, considerably more silent bored pile foundations, mainly to protect the environment.
Particularly for rocky subsoil and high current velocity Bauer has developed a new type of subsea drilling technique and deployed it for the first time when making the foundation for a hydro turbine off the Scottish coast.