Strengthening the foundations of a wind farm in Norway
In the summer of 2023, Suvic carried out a project in the rugged landscape of northern Norway. The aim was to make the WTG foundations in the client's wind farm last for the entire planned service lifetime of the park. The work in the wind farm involved diamond drilling to create holes 9–12 meters deep for a total of 26 anchors. As these were existing foundations, the holes were drilled between the existing rock anchors into the steel plate, the foundation, and the bedrock. New rock anchors were then installed in these new holes and tensioned. Due to space constraints, conventional drilling equipment could not be used on-site, and a new apparatus utilizing the latest drilling technology was modified for the job.