The poster entitled “Experimental modelling of scour protection for jacket foundations” developed by IHCantabria with Iberdrola, has been awarded the prize for best poster of the IV edition of the Bilbao Marine Energy Week congress.
The technical committee of the Bilbao Marine Energy Week congress has awarded the JRL-ORE-Euskampus prize to the best poster of the Congress, to the work entitled “Experimental modelling of scour protection for jacket foundations”. This work has been developed jointly by researchers from IHCantabria (Javier Sarmiento, Arantza Iturrioz, Raúl Guanche), Iberdrola (Teresa Ojanguren, César Yanes) and Scottish Power (Alberto Ávila), within the framework of the SPJ (Scour Protection Jacket) project, led by Ingecid and financed by SODERCAN through the call I+C=+C 2016.
The work shows the experimental methodology designed at IHCantabria to evaluate different anti-scour solutions for the protection of Jacket-type structures of the new East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm that Iberdrola is developing in the United Kingdom. The experimental tests were carried out in the three-dimensional wave tank of IHCantabria – CCOB (Cantabria Coastal & Ocean Basin, ICTS-Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities), simultaneously testing two foundations with different anti-socking protections (rock and frond mats type protection).