Dimensioning of the monopile

Because of low oil and gas resources Germany has so far been no country with a strong offshore industry. This is now changing with the construction of offshore wind farms in the North and Baltic Seas. But not only the offshore wind turbines themselves, but also the support structures, foundations, submarine cables, transformer stations and masts are required. In addition there are shipyards for manufacturing, sea ports for logistics and specialized vessels for installation.

As offshore structures are mainly:

Offshore Platform - Transparent

SKI Ingenieurgesellschaft deals with support and foundation structures for offshore wind turbines. The onshore variants can be found under the separate heading onshore wind turbines.

OWEA - Jacket
OWEA - Tripile
OWEA - Tripod
OWEA - K-Jacket im Wasser
Suction Bucket
OWEA - Hexabase

A variety of support structures for offshore wind energy plants

Is there a single support structure that best meets all offshore requirements? In the opinion of SKI engineers, this is hardly possible because a variety of different site conditions (e.g. water depth, subsoil), climatic influences and turbine classes must be taken into account when designing these structures.  

SKI-Ingenieurges. mbH can support you with the following tasks within the scope of concept studies and BSH approvals

  • Design of tower construction (primary and secondary steel)
  • Design and structural analysis of transition piece or central tube node
  • Calculations for foundation structures
  • Dimensioning of driven piles
  • Calculation of grout connections 
  • Concepts for steel heavyweight foundations

There are the following design variants more detailed information:


The SKI Ingenieurges. mbH accompanied these offshore developments with the following servic


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