Suction Bucket Installation (VIDEO)

Suitable for water depths of 30-60m with a height of 57m and weighing roughly 850 tonnes. The suction bucket jacket is installed at the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 in Germany. 

The new foundation concept has been developed by DONG Energy in cooperation with Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) in the UK.

The data from the tests will be analysed in a separate joint research project between the Leibniz University of Hannover, the German BAM Institute (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing) and DONG Energy.

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Press release, September 25, 2014
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