Floating foundation


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floating foundation

[¦flōd·iŋ fau̇n′dā·shən]
(civil engineering)
A reinforced concrete slab that distributes the concentrated load from columns; used on soft soil.
A foundation mat several meters below the ground surface when it is combined with external walls.

Floating foundation

A special type of foundation made to carry the weight of a superstructure which is to be erected on unstable soil. Such a foundation consists of a large raft-like slab composed of concrete and reinforced with steel rods.

floating foundation

A reinforced concrete slab used to support and distribute the concentrated load from columns in a soil having low bearing capacity; also called a raft foundation or mat foundation.
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The floating foundations are ballast-stabilised and fastened to the seabed with mooring lines.
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Installation of the turbines will be on floating foundations with SBM and IPFEN in charge.
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Along with a local partner, Dutch company GustoMSC will work to design floating foundations for turbines at the 100-MW Dongbu offshore wind park in South Korea.
Floating foundations for offshore wind turbines make development of these areas possible and projections show that they have the potential to become cost-competitive.
The proposed project is expected to generate up to 800MW of power using approximately 100 floating foundations, each supporting a turbine with capacity to produce up to 8MW.