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Wind farms

By their very nature, onshore windfarms are typically in remote and, frequently, environmentally sensitive locations, requiring both lifting platforms and access roads to be built over poor soils. Staging areas are a required construction for offshore windfarms, frequently over soft esturine silts.

In the event of soft soils, the use of Tensar’s TriAx geogrid can speed up construction and use less aggregate, as well as reducing costs


Tensar geogrids have proven perfect in stabilising both service and access roads, as well as working platforms and, in the process, also reducing environmental impact:

  • The load spreading capability of the mechanically stabilised layer is crucial for heavy plant – especially crane platforms
  • In the event of soft soils, the use of Tensar's TriAx Geogrid can speed up construction and use less aggregate, as well as reducing costs
  • With less material in need of removal and therefore reducing vehicle movements, construction CO2 emissions can be reduced by as much as half
  • As staging areas for offshore wind farms are typically sited over weak ground, Tensar TriAx Geogrids can minimise fill thicknesses and increase bearing capacity for safe site operations
  • TensarTech Wall Systems can also assist in the rapid and economical construction of temporary or permanent earth retaining structures, such as bridge abutments and bunds to allow heavy plant, deliveries of turbines and access over watercourses that could be environmentally sensitive. These represent cost-effective and considerate solutions for wind farms. 

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