The objectives of this recommended practice (RP) are to:
- provide an internationally acceptable set of recommendations that fulfil the requirements of the referenced standards for the design of the scour protection around offshore wind turbines
- serve as a reference document between project stakeholders in order to agree and align the methods for the design of the scour protection around offshore wind turbines
- serve as a guideline for designers, suppliers, purchasers and regulators
- specify procedures and methods for the analysis of scour protections subject to certification.
This RP specifies general principles and methods for the design of rock scour protections around monopiles used for offshore wind turbines and substations. The RP should be used in combination with the referenced standards and relevant design standard for monopiles.