GBM Works accelerates installation of offshore wind turbines and minimizes noise pollution

News - 15 February 2021

Offshore company GBM Works, which has developed a revolutionary method for a much quieter and faster installation of wind turbines at sea, has received a subsidy of 1.8 million euros from the RVO. This will enable a prototype to be built. The company is also participating in a large offshore innovation project, in which various innovative installation methods are being tested in practice.

Currently, the piles of wind turbines (so-called monopiles) are driven into the seabed, which leads to a lot of noise pollution - and therefore environmental damage - under water. Contractors therefore often work with noise-reducing measures such as 'bubble screens', but these are expensive and take time. 

Read the full article on TU Delft Campus about how GBM Works, a spin-off from Delft University of Technology, has developed a method for anchoring wind turbines in the seabed almost without noise.