Trial Installation – UK North Sea
In September 2014, Universal Foundation completed the Trial Installation campaign across three major Round 3 offshore wind sites (Dogger Bank, Dudgeon and Hornsea) in the UK North Sea.
- The structures were installed 29 times in 24 days.
- The constant “installation-retrieval-installation” cycle demonstrated how robust the Mono Bucket is and how flexible it is in its performance.
- Each structure achieved inclination below 0.1 degree off perfect verticality.
A scaled down version of the Mono Bucket and a reference structure were used. The project was managed by Statoil and delivered by Universal Foundation, in partnership with The Carbon Trust, Statkraft, EON and DONG Energy, in close cooperation with Aalborg University.