YOUR SPECIALIST FOR PRECAST CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS
We revolutionize foundation engineering for wind turbines.
≈ site-adapted foundations
≤ 70% less concrete + 100% dismantling
significantly fewer logistics efforts
+ faster construction times
officially authorized + already in use for wind turbines
are resource-saving precast foundations for wind turbine towers that have been developed by a world-class team of engineers with 20 years of experience in the international wind energy industry.
TWICE HOLDS BETTER – EXCELLENT DESIGN
The ANKER team was not only nominated twice, but they also won twice. Namely the 3rd German Sustainability Award Design and the 14th Federal Award ECODESIGN.
The jury of Europe’s largest sustainability congress announced its decision on 1 December.
Decision and awarded our concept “ANKER Foundations”.
The award on the occasion of the ECODESIGN Federal Prize was handed over by Minister Steffi Lemke on 5 December in the Federal Ministry of the Environment.
We are very pleased that we were able to take these prestigious awards home with us.
Because a sustainable design is not only of great importance for us humans and our environment, above all it has irreversible effects
on future generations.
There is no Planet B!
“Rethinking” a trusted system
PRECAST CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS
No in-situ-concrete anymore
Typically, foundations for wind turbines are built on site using cast-in-place concrete. However, this has many disadvantages, which can be remedied by using pre-fabricated foundation elements.
Cast-in-place concrete is considerably more expensive in many locations than in Central Europe and represents a significant cost factor. Furthermore, cast-in-place concrete can only be processed with a great deal of effort and resulting high costs in case of very high or very low temperatures (such as in Scandinavia or Australia). In addition to this, cast-in-place concrete foundations need to set hard for at least 28 days before the tower erection can start.
Our precast foundations use less concrete, are produced industrially under controlled and consistent environmental conditions, can be installed on the construction site regardless of weather and temperature and do not need to set hard on site. Thus, the tower can be erected immediately after the foundation works have been completed.
ANKER precast foundations help you save money, nerves and time for your projects.
20 years of experience
Our engineering team has more than 20 years of experience in the development and certification of foundations for wind turbines.
Wind turbines pose particular challenges for the development of foundations. The loads that wind turbine foundations have to withstand are enormous and cannot be compared to those of other constructions. Accordingly, the development of efficient foundations for wind turbines is the Champions League of foundation engineering.
Since 2017, ANKER has been developing precast foundations for wind turbines. As the first company in the world, we have succeeded in developing and building a foundation for a wind turbine that consists of 100% precast concrete elements, is certified according to international standards by TÜV Nord and can be erected at lower costs at most locations than comparable cast-in-place foundations.
VOICES FROM THE BUSINESS
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
When building foundations with cast-in-place concrete, heat & cold are the biggest challenges. To overcome these, night work or the addition of chemicals becomes necessary. With precast foundations, these challenges do not exist.
Henrik Eckersberg, WP Ingenieurbau
In the summer of 2023, we will replace an existing wind turbine with a new, more powerful one. For the first time, we are also testing the installation of a wind turbine on a prefabricated foundation. This saves time and also
we reduce the CO2 footprint of our wind turbine.
Katja Wünschel, CEO Onshore Wind and Solar Europe & Australia, RWE Renewables
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