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Universal Foundation and Ramboll have established a close collaboration on an on-going joint development project concerning the design and certification of the Mono Bucket concept shown in the video below. The project included load iterations with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

“We have found great value in applying our complementary competencies on this project, where virtual reality (VR) clearly provides value by being able to visualize and address design issues at all stages of the design”, states Kristian Ascanius Jacobsen, Head of Business Development at Universal Foundation.

The work focused on preparations of Design Basis, Design Briefs, Collision Analysis, Load Calculations and Structural Verifications of the structures. The designs created as part of the scope of the project were subsequently turned into real-scale 3D models as featured in this video animation.

“For Ramboll it has been a valuable learning working with the Mono Bucket concept; a foundation providing the major installation benefit of being virtually noise free. Using the complementary competencies of the companies, we have been able to deliver a detailed design on a highly compressed timeline. VR gives us access to a great tool to address design issues, before they are finally implemented in the project”, states Ronnie Refstrup Pedersen, Senior Chief Consultant at Ramboll.


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Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. The company employs 13,000 globally and has especially strong representation in the Nordics, UK, North America, Continental Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. With more than 300 offices in 35 countries, Ramboll combines local experience with a global knowledgebase constantly striving to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to our clients, the end-users, and society at large. Ramboll works across the markets: Buildings, Transport, Planning & Urban Design, Water, Environment & Health, Energy and Management Consulting.



Universal Foundation is the Fred. Olsen related company responsible for bringing the Mono Bucket foundation to the offshore wind industry. The Mono Bucket offers key partners a unique advantage for combining profitability & winning bids with offshore foundations. A unique concept in offshore wind engineering, the Mono Bucket combines the key benefits of a gravity base foundation, a monopile and a suction bucket. It is recognized by industry as the foundation solution for the latest generation of offshore multi-MW wind turbines and stands as a key Balance of Plant component with the potential to significantly lower the Levelized Cost of Energy.


The company is currently involved in projects in Europe, the USA and Japan, which underlines the strong industry and market interest in the technology.



Contact information

Kristian Ascanius Jacobsen

Head of Business Development


Universal Foundation

Langerak 17, 1. sal
9220 Aalborg Øst



Mobile:    +45 5118 2061

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