Universal Foundation Kicks Off Suction Bucket Trials

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Universal Foundation has begun industrialized suction bucket installation tests under a project that is part of the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP).

Universal Foundation Kicks Off Suction Bucket Trials
Source: Universal Foundation

Universal Foundation is carrying out the EUDP project in a consortium with Siemens Gamesa, Aalborg University, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Offshoreenergy.dk.

According to the company, the trial installation activity of the industrialized suction bucket is currently ongoing.

Jack-up vessel Jill is supporting the installation tests, with the first and second installations already completed, Universal Foundation reported.

To remind, the Danish Energy Ministry allocated EUR 3.8 million to the consortium last year which has an aim to demonstrate how an industrialized suction bucket concept can cut foundation installation costs.

The project seeks to lower the cost of foundation construction and installation by 40% to support continued decreases in the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) and to mature the industrialized concept towards full commercial scale.

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