Wind turbine generator (WTG) foundations are estimated to represent approximately 25 per cent of the balance of plant (BOP) cost of a wind farm. The foundation supports a multimillion-dollar asset, without which revenue would be impossible, yet this asset is mainly invisible and its operational health unknown. Wind farm owners and operators are in a challenging position without information on the health of their WTG foundations.
This whitepaper gives a better insight into the health of WTG foundations. It supports owners and operators in making informed decisions for the ongoing operation and maintenance, refinancing, long-term operation, life extension or sale of their wind farm asset.