Zephyr Windfarm ENEL, Dobrogea, Romania
The national electricity company ENEL is also investing in renewable energy by installing windfarm generators in Dorobantu, Dobrogea Area. Bauer, together with designer company Saidel Engineering, performed instru-
mented tests on site for the final design of the piles by doing compression tests up to 12.000 kN and horizontal tests (in dry and moist loess, using water injections around the piles) with strain gages for the determination of the shaft friction and inclinometer measurements for the bending behavior of the piles. The test piles dia. was 620 mm with depths ranging from 27 to 35 m.