Offshore wind turbines are being used in a number of countries to harness the energy of the moving air over the oceans and convert it to electricity. Offshore winds tend to flow at higher speeds than onshore winds, thus allowing turbines to produce more electricity.
Much of this potential energy is near major population (and energy load) centers where energy costs are high and land-based wind development opportunities are limited. Many offshore areas have ideal wind conditions for wind facilities.
Energy Services Steel has been extensively involved in the supply of steel pipes for the use in construction of offshore jacket facilities and we have the capability to supply steel pipes for monopile foundations used in sea-based wind turbine parks.