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The aim of this project is to develop a modular suction bucket design (part of foundation for offshore wind turbines) fitted for industrial mass manufacturing.
Foundation costs of offshore wind including production and installation represent 20-30% of the total costs of deploying an offshore wind park. Lowering costs of foundations is a key element to lower the total Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) for offshore wind. Suction buckets are one of the most promising seabed interfaces technologies in the industry.
The project aims to develop a modular suction bucket design for various types of offshore wind foundations such as the Siemens jacket concept and the Universal Foundation Monobucket.