Seatower installed a crane-free gravity base foundation at the Fécamp site in the English Channel yesterday.
MT Højgaard carried out the installation by towing the foundation to desired position and then letting seawater flow into the hollow foundation thus fixing it to the seabed by its own ballasted weight.
“We are pleased that both the manufacturing schedule and installation of the first Seatower went according to plans. This type of foundation is perfect for larger turbines and we have now demonstrated that installation can happen also during winter time and in harsh offshore conditions, which is one of many advantages that will reduce the cost of offshore wind,” says CEO and co-founder of Seatower Petter Karal.
The manufacturing and installation of the first installed Seatower Cranefree Gravity® is executed by a consortium consisting of Seatower, Danish MT Højgaard and French Eiffage TP.