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Self installing wind turbine

Objective

Participants plan to demonstrate to the offshore wind industry the realisation of a novel offshore wind turbine concept using a suction pile foundation. The subject concept allows installation of the complete wind turbine, substructure and suction pile foundation offshore in one piece. The concept is virtually independent of the water depth as floating equipment is utilised. This allows offshore wind parks to be installed in deeper waters out of sight from the coastline.

The marine spread required comprises a flat top barge, tugs, lowering system and suction pumps. These items are relatively cheap and widely available. In port the complete substructure with suction piles, tower and turbine will be erected and constructed as one unit. The complete unit will be supported on the end or corner of the barge and hung-off using a special frame. The unit will seafastened to the barge and is then ready for sailaway to the offshore location.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-TREN-3
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

SUCTION PILE TECHNOLOGY BV
Address
Korenmolenlaan 2
Woerden
Netherlands

Participants (3)

EIDE MARINE SERVICES A/S
Norway
Address
Hillestad
Hoylandsbygd
ENERGI E2 A/S
Denmark
Address
Teglholmen, A.c. Meyers Vaenge 9
Copenhagen Sv
PER AARSLEFF A/S
Denmark
Address
Lokesvej 15
Aabyhoj