Upwind design basis (WP4

Offshore foundations and support structures)

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The presented design basis gives a summarized overview of relevant design properties for a later offshore wind turbine design procedures within work package 4. The described offshore site is located in the Dutch North Sea and has a water depth of 21m. Therefore it will be chosen as shallow site within the work package for further design studies. Besides information about climate properties like wind and wave definitions, other load properties are specified according to a current design guideline. Here the guideline of the Germanischer Lloyd and IEC is chosen. Finally the relevant design load cases according to the guideline are listed, which have to be fulfilled for a suitable support structure design.