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Noise mitigation for the construction of increasingly large offshore wind turbines

Offshore wind energy is expected to make an important contribution in the context of transition to carbon-free energy generation. In the past two decades offshore wind energy has reached its technical maturity and the number of offshore windfarms and power generated has grown exponentially.


The aim of the referred conference and the report is to revisit the issue of underwater noise mitigation in the light of an anticipated further increase in turbine size. The report describes and analyses the effectiveness of existing noise mitigation measures and readyness for use with increasingly large monopiles. 

This report gives a general view on the suitablity of existing noise mitigation methods for the piling of so-called “XXL monopiles” and alternative low-noise foundations for increasingly large turbines.

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