Ørsted contract EchoBolt technology for management of foundation integrity.
For operators of major offshore wind farms, assurance of structural integrity is a vital component in delivering strategic asset management.
Ørsted have taken the decision to validate bolt preload in bolted connections within offshore wind foundations and have contracted EchoBolt to provide inspection services to some of the world’s largest offshore wind farms at Hornsea 1, Hornsea 2 and Borssele 1&2.
EchoBolt has provided technician training, inspection equipment and data analysis to support Ørsted in inspecting the ongoing integrity of bolted connections.
Through EchoBolt’s BoltWatch asset management platform Ørsted engineering teams can track the condition of structural components of their wind farms through time and make informed risk-based maintenance decisions.