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External Conditions


The environmental conditions in the offshore area differ fundamentally from the conditions on land: High wind speeds result in significantly higher yields than onshore, and in addition to the wind, offshore wind turbines also have to cope with other loads caused by waves, tides, currents, vegetation and, if necessary, ice conditions.
Offshore wind turbines are therefore exposed to multiple external forces and loads. Accordingly, the designs are more robust. In addition to the reinforcement of mechanical components, increased demands are also placed on corrosion protection. In addition to the mechanical loads caused by wind, waves and tides, the saline air, bacteria and microorganisms also affect the plant components [Meer Wind Strom]. In particular, the electrical and electronic components are at higher risk. Active and passive corrosion protection are important design criteria in the construction of offshore wind turbines.





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