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Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Bold Tern has installed the first MHI Vestas 8MW turbine on a suction bucket jacket foundation at the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm.
GeoSea’s jack-up vessel Innovation has installed the first out of a total of 20 suction bucket jacket foundations at Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
Belgian steel foundations specialist Smulders has shared a video showing the construction of the eleven suction bucket jacket foundations for Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland.
DONG Energy has installed a suction bucket jacket foundation at its German offshore wind farm, Borkum Riffgrund 1. An innovative new foundation could help cut the costs of electricity from offshore wind farms. Now, it has been successfully deployed by DONG Energy as part of its collaboration with the UK's Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA). The […]
Through its Offshore Wind Accelerator programme (OWA ), the Carbon Trust has awarded DONG Energy GBP 6 million (DKK 54 million) to co-fund full scale demonstration of a new offshore wind turbine foundation called the Suction Bucket Jacket. If the demonstration is successful, it could be implemented in future commercial projects from 2017 – including […]
The Carbon Trust has published guidelines on the use of suction caissons on offshore wind farms with an aim to increase their usage. The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) Suction Installed Caisson Foundation Design Guidelines features research and understanding to provide clarity and guidance for engineers looking to design suction buckets. According to The Carbon Trust, the […]
The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) has designed and installed Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems on two of 20 suction bucket jackets at Ørsted's Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm.
GeoSea's jack-up vessel Innovation has installed the last of the twenty suction bucket jacket foundations on Orsted's 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
Poland's ST3 Offshore has sent off the last shipment of suction bucket jacket foundations built for Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
The deep-water heavy lift vessel Aegir has started lifting suction bucket jacket foundations, built for Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), at the Port of Tyne’s Northumbrian Quay in North Shields.
GeoSea's jack-up Innovation has arrived at Ørsted's Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm in the German North Sea to install the first suction bucket jacket foundations.
The German research center Fraunhofer IWES has completed tests on two large-scale suction buckets at a 1:5 scale, which confirmed the potential of this foundation concept for reliable and cost-effective deployment in offshore wind farms.
The first two suction bucket jacket foundations for Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) have arrived at Peterhead Port, UK.
The barges and coasters carrying jacket foundations and suction buckets to be installed on Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm in the German North Sea have started arriving at the port of Cuxhaven.
ST3 Offshore has sent off a barge carrying the first three jackets for Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm from its serial manufacturing plant in Stettin, Poland, to Cuxhaven, Germany.
ST3 Offshore is currently loading out the first jacket foundations for Ørsted's Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm at its serial manufacturing plant in Stettin, Poland.
The German Fraunhofer IWES is studying the installation of suction bucket foundations and their tensile behavior at the Test Center for Support Structures at the Leibniz Universität Hannover.
Harland and Wolff has manufactured and exported 24 suction buckets for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm to ST3 Offshore's serial manufacturing plant in Stettin, Poland.
Floating crane Asian Hercules III has arrived to Peterhead Port to transfer and install suction bucket foundations on Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).
Osprey Construction and Marine Logistics has posted a photo of the Osprey Carrier II barge entering the Tyne, Newcastle, with the first two jacket top sections for the 92.5MW Aberdeen offshore wind farm on 30 September.
Mandora Logistics has loaded out the first two jacket top sections built at Smulders fabrication yard in Hoboken, Belgium, for Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has once again contracted SPT Offshore, this time for the detailed design and installation suction pile foundations for Vattenfall's 92.4MW Aberdeen offshore wind farm.
Northern Ireland's marine manufacturer Harland and Wolff (H&W) has been chosen by jacket foundation supplier ST3 Offshore to supply suction buckets for DONG Energy’s Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
DONG Energy has awarded GeoSea with a contract for the installation of 20 jacket foundations at the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in Germany. The offshore wind farm will feature 56 MHI Vestas’ 8MW wind turbines, 36 of which will be mounted on monopile foundations with the remaining 20 installed on jackets with suction buckets. DONG […]
A 1,500-tonne steel jacket which will support an offshore substation at the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm has been installed in the seabed some 32 kilometres off Cromer, Norfolk. The jacket structure, built by Sembmarine SLP Ltd, was sunk into the seabed using suction bucket technology for the first time on an offshore substation in the UK. Four suction buckets, […]
Statoil has shared a timelapse of the 1,500-tonne jacket for the Dudgeon substation being loaded onto a barge in Lowestoft yesterday. The jacket, built by Sembmarine SLP, will be towed around 100 kilometres to the offshore construction site located some 32 kilometres off the coast of North Norfolk, where nine of sixty-seven turbine foundations have already been installed. […]