Project overview:

Tapered Spiral Welding for US Offshore Wind Turbine Towers

Awardee:

Keystone Tower Systems

Started:

Q3, 2021

Technical Challenge Area:

Fixed Structure Engineering

Completed:

Q3, 2022

Synopsis:

In this project Keystone will investigate the potential and feasibility of multi-wrap steel wind towers for offshore wind application. Keystone will work with OEMs, Johns Hopkins University, and Northeastern University to develop a spiral wrapped steel tower design as well as a flexible manufacturing process designed within US supply chain limits.

Target Outcomes:

1
Establish a baseline level of performance of Keystone’s spiral-welding technology in offshore applications, and to study and compare our experimental multi-wrap technology to that baseline.
2
Develop a manufacturing process suited to localized port, tow-out, and material supply conditions.

NOWRDC Project Manager

4adc05b0-eca4-470b-bcda-c0e6ba1a3e41
Program Manager

Project Principle Investigator

Eric Sells
Sr. Engineer, Offshore Projects

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