The Anonymous Widower

Deepest Ever Fixed-Bottom Wind Turbine Foundation Stands Offshore Scotland

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on offshoreWIND.biz.

This is the sub-heading.

The world’s deepest fixed-bottom wind turbine foundation has been installed at what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm – Seagreen – off the coast of Angus.

This is the first paragraph.

On Friday, 7 April, the jacket foundation was transported to the project site on a barge operated by the main contractor, Seaway 7, where it was met by the Saipem 7000 – the semisubmersible crane vessel which is used to lift each of the 2,000-tonne turbine foundations into place.

It is obviously, a very worthwhile engineering achievement.

But two thousand tonnes of steel and a giant crane to lift it into place seems a bit of an overkill to me.

I believe that there must be a better method.

I feel that Entrion Wind’s idea of a FRP monopole, which I talked about in Entrion Wind Wins ScotWind Feasibility Deal For Its 100-Metre Depth Foundation Tech, could be a better bet.

April 12, 2023 - Posted by | Design, Energy | , , ,

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  1. […] to Deepest Ever Fixed-Bottom Wind Turbine Foundation Stands Offshore Scotland, each foundation weighs two thousand […]

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