Deutsche Bucht Mono Bucket Installation Hits a Snag

The installation of the first of two mono bucket foundations at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm has been paused due to a technical issue and for further evaluation, according to Northland Power.

Deutsche Bucht Mono Bucket Installation Hits a Snag
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Northland Power has emphasized that the pause does not impact the 31 turbines on monopile foundations since the mono bucket installations are part of a pilot project designed to test the technology.

To remind, in mid-November, jack-up vessel Seajacks Scylla loaded the first mono bucket at Bladt Industries’ facility in Lindø, Denmark, preparing for installation in the German North Sea.

The 269MW Deutsche Bucht project will feature a total of 33 MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines located some 95km northwest of the Borkum Island.

The 31 turbines installed on monopile foundations were commissioned at the end of September.