Fantanele wind farm, Romania

Ground reinforcement of a wind farm

Menard was responsible for the ground reinforcement of a wind farm of 139 wind turbines. The ground to be reinforced was loess composed of 65% silt, 20% clay and 15% sand over a depth varying from 5 to 25 meters. This wide variation in depth of ground to consolidate was due to the distance between the wind turbines; from 500 m to 1 or 2 km and 100 m in elevation difference.