Ramboll and Norwin install wind turbines on spectacular skyscraper in
Publishing date: 10-10-2006. Written by: spg, Ramboll
Bahrain World Trade Centre, which is one of the most noteworthy building projects in Bahrain,
now enters its final phase. These days, three wind turbineswill be integrated between the two
240 m high towers, which will become the hallmark for the spectacular building.
The specially developed technical solution will be delivered by Danish engineers from both
Ramboll and Norwin – and they now experience a large demand for this particular expertise for
similar projects in other parts of the world.
The towers under construction
The three wind turbines have a diameter of 29 m each and will be installed at 60, 96 and 132
m height of the building. The turbines will be a supplement to other energy sources installed in
the building that consist of more than 52.000 sq m offices and stores. To this date, instalment
of wind turbines in a building of this calibre has never been carried out before.
Together, engineers from Ramboll and Norwin have solved the various technical challenges
that such an innovative project inevitably brings. To find the correct construction of the bridges
and wind turbines, wind conditions have been simulated and evaluations of risks, noise and
loading have been carried out. Two of the most fundamental challenges have been to avoid
noise nuisance and to create a high level of security.
To see pictures from project go to: http://www.ramboll.dk/docs/billeder/projekter/bahrain/
or go to the webpage of the project: www.bahrainwtc.com.
If you want to know more about the project please contact project manager Lars Tørrild
Thorbek in Ramboll Denmark, Traffic & Infrastructure, tel.: +45 4598 6713, mobile: +45
21739134 or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ole Sangill/Per Lading in Norwin, tel.: +45 4638 5529,
mobile +45 2623 6693 or mail email@example.com.